Alum Ron Zak, Professor at Solano Community College, Sees World Through His Camera

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (SANTA ROSA) -- Zak, 68, has taken countless trips to far-flung places over the years, leading a pack of his photography students in tow. The most recent destination was India, and a gallery exhibit that runs through September 26 in Sonoma captures images Zak and his students photographed. The 22 students who ventured to India last January were enrolled in Zak’s travel photography class at Fairfield’s Solano Community College. Zak, who lives in Sonoma, is a professor of art, with an emphasis on photography and printmaking. He earned a Master’s degree from San Francisco State University in 1976. “I tell students probably the best thing you’ll get from exploring photography is visual literacy, the opportunity to notice the fine details,” Zak said. “Do you really notice? Do you pay attention and see things?”