Joseph H. Aronson Biography

Joseph H. Aronson




Photographer and printmaker Joseph H. Aronson won the Rome Prize in the 1960s and produced a body of architectural etchings based on aerial photographs he took from a helicopter while a student at the American Academy in Rome. In 1979 he published a book of 300 aerial photographs of ruins, monuments, and other buildings of Rome through his Massachusetts-based company, Aerpicfoto. With the support of his H.A. Millon, then-director of the Academy, he was one of the first photographers to do so. His work is in permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Galleria degli Uffizi-Gab. delle Stampe, Firenze, Italy; and The New York Public Library.