Laurence Agron is a self-taught photographer whose
work defies categorization. He excels in scenic, landscape, travel,
cityscape, and macro-photography, even as he dazzles with his
vast collection of celebrity shots.
could best be termed a photo-journalist. He benefited from a wide-ranging
academic education, including graduate studies in International
Relations. He successfully combined lengthy, detailed, and informative
dispatches with photography, while he was a Jerusalem-based correspondent.
His unique media meld garnered the Seeff Award, a prestigious
Israeli prize, for foreign correspondents, in 1988. His Israel
collection from his 4-year stint in the late 1980s is substantially
augmented by additions from yearly visits, and runs the gamut
of societal, cultural, political, scenic and celebrity images.
Larry Agron has mounted several one-man shows over the years,
including two unusual Chicago shows from the early 1980s. One
was the first large-scale exhibit (nearly 200 photos) of female
bodybuilders. It even
included live posing events which were widely covered in the local
media. Another was a controversial one, entitled "Politicians
and Comedians," employing photos of women mud wrestlers for editorial
Agron's published work dates back to the mid-1970s, and
he has been represented by several leading photo stock agencies.
His work has been seen in numerous journals, periodicals, and
educational showcases. He currently shoots primarily with Canon 35mm DSLRs and occasionally with Olympus Micro Four-Thirds Mirrorless Digital cameras.