Photography is in Ron Seymour’s blood. His father is Maurice Seymour who was a noted theatrical, ballet and portrait photographer from 1925-1974. Ron grew up in the studio, observing, learning and helping out throughout his formative years. He worked in his father’s studio as an assistant, negative retoucher, printer and finally as photographer.
In the early 1960s, he developed interest in commercial photography and worked on major campaigns for some of Chicago’s largest advertising agencies. He opened his own studio in 1967, specialized in advertising illustration, annual reports, corporate brochures and photojournalism. Clients included many of Chicago’s most prominent health care, not-for-profit associations and industries.
From 1975 to 1999 Ron lectured at various classes and conducted workshops on “The Nude” for Columbia College in Chicago.
His work has been shown extensively in galleries throughout Chicago and is in permanent collection at The Museum of Contemporary Photography. His portfolio is available for study at the museum.