Focused on themes of isolation, desire, conflict and empowerment, Ron Amato’s photographic series The Box speaks to human experiences of self-discovery and community building.
Boxes trap, boxes hide, boxes protect, you receive gifts in boxes. We’re told to “think outside the box.” Pandora had a box.
Using a series of boxes to create visual metaphors, Ron echoes his development from adolescence to adulthood through photographs. Evoking first his youth in Brooklyn, New York during the 1960s and 1970s, moving through his coming out as a gay man and to his present position as a respected professional photographer and teacher, Ron creates a vivid portrait of struggle and triumph.
Individually the photographs evoke powerful responses. However, they achieve the scope of their power only in relation to each other.
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