Ron Agam


Ron Agam

French-Israeli artist, humanitarian

Ron Agam is a French-Israeli painter and pho­tog­ra­pher cur­rently based in New York, although he trav­els widely for his work. His pho­tographs have been exhib­ited and pub­lished in numer­ous news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines such as Newsweek and Time, as well as books in Israel, South Amer­ica, and the United States.

In late 2001, Agam created a series based on his photographic work at Ground Zero on September 11. In 2008, he received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the government of France, the highest honor in France.  In 2009 he donated the entire collection of photographs to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. These works are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.

That same year, Agam also cre­ated the largest and most dynamic internet sup­port page for Iran, 100 Mil­lion Face­book Mem­bers for Democ­racy in Iran. Peo­ple from all denom­i­na­tions joined to express sol­i­dar­ity for the Iran­ian peo­ple and their strug­gle for freedom. His commitment to art and political efforts demonstrate his esteemed position as an artist and humanitarian.

Agam spoke on a TCG panel for Social Media, Politics and Change on July 26th, 2011, and at The Common Good Forum and American Spirit Awards on June 2nd, 2014.

Twitter: @RonAgam