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.