Bill Aron, himself a 20-year cancer survivor, is an internationally renowned photographer. Long known as an environmental portrait photographer and a chronicler of Jewish communities throughout the world, Aron’s photographs have been exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the United States and Israel, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, the Jewish Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel-Aviv. His previous books includeFrom the Corners of the EarthandShalom Y’all: Images of Jewish Life in the American South. Aron lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons, where he is quite possibly the only photographer with a PhD in sociology (from the University of Chicago).
Most importantly, Aron knows cancer firsthand and truly understands what the 120 survivors he has profiled have in common. His powerful book documents the triumphs of inspiring people in ways that offer cancer patients the hope for new beginnings.