Photo credit: Bridget Mahan
Before coming to Montserrat, Ron DiRito worked as a freelance photographer for various newspapers, magazines and photo agencies. His photographs have appeared in periodicals around the world, including Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, L’Espresso, Paris Match, and the World & I.
As an artist Ron has also received numerous awards for his photography, including: a New England Foundation for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Photography; a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography; a Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography from the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs. His work is exhibited nationally and is held in many public and private collections. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).
As an educator Ron has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in the 2002, 2004-2007 editions for his dedication to his students and teaching. In 2001 he was awarded the Carlos Dorrien Faculty Excellence Award for teaching at Montserrat College of Art.
Education: B.A., Metropolitan State College; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design.