Ron J. Berard
Ron J. Berard is a photojournalist based in New York City. He has been photographing professionally since 1975. Until 1998 he specialized in sports photography but after moving to New York City that same year, began accepting feature story assignments. To date he has three books published (The Cajuns of Today, It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium, High Dynamic New York) and one pending on Cajun Musicians. He also staffed at three major newspapers in the 80s and 90s. The Dallas Times Herald,, The Los Angeles Times and The Tampa Tribune, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 (along with reporter Nanette Holland) for an environmental story on The Gulf of Mexico. Berard has also won numerous awards from the NPPA. His work has also been published in TIME, Nat Geo, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball and Louisiana Life. Ron is a 1974 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now U.L.L. Ragin Cajuns) where he received a BA in Architecture. Today he is a contributing photographer for The Metropolitan Opera House and Lincoln Center. Married with two grown children, he and his wife Michelle lives in Manhattan.
NYC-based photographer Ron J. Berard went to the Far Rockaways to check out the damage after Hurricane Sandy.