Ron Azevedo

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OC Register Feature Article
“Photographer’s exhibit chronicles Chernobyl’s nuclear nightmare”
Featured story in the OC Register & San Clemente Sun Post by Fred Swegles….July 15th, 2013
5 questions with Ron Azevedo of San Clemente, whose photos of a region in Ukraine hit by a nuclear-plant accident in 1986 are on display at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.

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‘Silent But Deadly’ ~ BC Space Exhibition


At BC Space, 2014
Featuring James Lerager, Jun Hori, Kei Kobayashi, Ed Heckerman & Ron Azevedo



When San Onofre’s nuclear plant closed last summer, many people from San Diego to Los Angeles breathed a sigh of relief. A 30-year-old, twin-reactor power station, sited directly on a Pacific beach, would no longer threaten them with the kind of devastation visited on Fukushima, Japan, in 2011. Nevertheless, San Onofre still requires a multi-decade ‘decommissioning’, with radioactive fuel and components carted away to uncertain disposal, at a further expense measured in hundreds of millions of dollars. Who profits and who pays is still unknown.

Some 400 commercial nuclear power reactors are currently operational around the world, 100 of them in the United States. Japan’s 50 remaining reactors in this post-Fukushima era are currently shut down, but Japan’s government plans to restart them as soon as widespread public opposition can be silenced. Meanwhile plans move forward to build dozens of new nuclear reactors and power plants – with Russia and China at the forefront of a newly expanding industry.

We are told that we have no choice, faced with impending climate change, but to re-invest in nuclear power reactors – originally promoted in the 1950s as “safe, clean, too cheap to meter.” But decades and hundreds of billions of public dollars later, and following unpredictable but inevitable ‘accidents’ like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, is this ‘need’ for nuclear-reactor-derived electricity necessary?

The true costs of the nuclear era are unknown and generally suppressed.  The unanswered question is whether or not we will continue to allow our leaders to drag us along a path toward a permanent nuclear dependency, with all its uncertain risks.

Silent But Deadly will commence at BC Space Gallery on February 25, 2014, and will be on display through April 25.  There will be an artists’ reception at 7 PM on Thursday, February 27.

On March 11, at 7 PM, there will be a special screening of Jun Hori’s film to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

All events are free to the public. For additional information please contact BC Space Gallery, 235 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 or (949) 497-1880, or

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OC Register

Follow-up article on the Festival of Arts/Criminal Minds event. Click here to view on-line article by Fred Swegles of the OC Register. Me with the cast of CBS’s Criminal Minds at the Festival of Arts… I was able to spend a few moments meeting the cast before the public was unleashed.

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San Clemente Sun Post

Orange County Register & San Clemente Sun Post….August 18th,2012!! Click here to view on-line article by Fred Swegles of the OC Register/Sun Post. Click here to view the second follow up story published on August 23, 2012



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MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show


Mopla + Smashbox Group Show : Culver City,CA – April 26,2012

~Excited to recently been juried into the MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show that runs from April 26th through May 17th,2012 in Los Angeles! The opening is tomorrow, April 26th from 7-10pm at Smashbox Studios with DJ, drinks, raffle, photo booth, etc…should be a fun night meeting other LA photographers, jurors, & guests:) It’s a very  contemporary show that I am totally amazed and honored to have been juried into.
A little info & background about MOPLA & The Lucie Foundation excerpted from their websites: ‘MOPLA(The Month of Photography Los Angeles) is the first-ever, month long celebration of the photography in Los Angeles and is organized by The Lucie Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to championing photography through a variety of programs. MOPLA showcases the enormous photography community of greater Los Angeles, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism, and presents the photographic work and talent of both emerging and undiscovered photographers to legendary masters who have made lasting contributions to the field of photography. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image. MOPLA is presenting and promoting the work of hundreds of photographers through their own unique programming and exhibitions, and in partnership with various galleries and museums, organizations and corporations.’

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National Geographic Stock Photography


Three of my images have been added to the National Geographic Image Collection & featured on their stock photography website, making the photos accessible to publishers and editors worldwide. It took several months but they notified me today that my image,Nature’s Bedding and Aspen in Black & White & Autumn at Maroon Bells, have been published on the Nat Geo Stock Image site! All 3 photographs will also be part of my exhibit at the Festival of Arts which opens to the public July 1st & runs through August 31st.

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Red Rock Review

‘Swan Song’ on the cover of the Red Rock Review Fall 2012 issue….thanks to Senior Editor Todd Moffett for his enthusiasm in seeing that Swan Song be a part the publication.

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American Legion Magazine


El Toro Hangar’ featured in the February 2013 edition of the American Legion Magazine in an article titled: ‘Were Not Going To Stop’ about the exposure veterans have received to dangerous toxins at military bases across the country.