Biography

Nikon Inspiration Award Winner, Chapnick grantee from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, 2 time TEDx speaker, DAA founder & Pulitzer Center grantee

“I instantly fell in love with this form of communication called documentary photography, that allowed me to be active, artistic and independent.”

Ryan spends a lot of time getting to know his subjects and very little time post-processing.

 He Went AWOL from the US Army and got a degree in Peace Studies

Ryan has held solo exhibitions at the Nikon Salons in Tokyo and Osakathe Fuji Film Salon,

 The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of ThailandThe Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and more.

                      Ryan’s first feature length documentary When Will It Be is in editing .

 In addition to his own work and exhibitions, Ryan founded and directs Documentary Arts Asia

When not working on projects or teaching photography workshops

 he enjoys working on his organic adobe solar homestead in northern Thailand

Ryan has called Asia home for over a decade 

Ryan works primarily on self-assigned projects but may be available for assignments in Asia

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