His photography has been featured prominently by the New Jersey Audubon Society, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Sierra Club, New Jersey Governor's Skylands Greenway Task Force, Trails Division of the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study: first one in early '90s and revised study in '02, Regional Plan Association (including the cover illustration for their third regional plan since 1929), Morris County Park Commission, Morris Land Conservancy, Sterling Forest Partnership, Scenic Hudson, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Audubon and New Jersey Outdoors magazines, the Star-Ledger newspaper, and others (see below). He has photographed key New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania conservation sites for the San Francisco based Trust for Public Land and for a multimedia slide show showcasing the Delaware River for the New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden. A great deal of his work appeared in a multimedia presentation on the subject of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (NY-NJ): its history, present missions (including the recently saved Sterling Forest), and future goals. His images enliven the covers of dozens of Hagstrom street atlases for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut counties, and have illustrated many pages of "Town Planner" calendars distributed to over 250,00 homes and business in the area.

 

His extensive coverage of Sterling Forest (just on the border between New Jersey and New York), has earned him world-wide attention and appearances in major publications including National Geographic (August 1997), Audubon (December 1996), Defenders [of Wildlife] (Fall 1997), Planning (October 1998), and others. His Sterling Forest photos were used to lobby the U.S. Congress in fund-raising campaigns leading to major land purchases there.

 

The Eastman Kodak Company published nearly 20 of his images in their Digital Photography-An Introduction to New Technology (2000).

 

Major philanthropic institutions have used his photographs to enhance their annual reports. These include the William Penn, the Victoria, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundations.

 

EXHIBITED WORK

Aronson's interest in displaying his work as art goes back to his pre-professional days while he was still living and working in New York City. The New York City Chapter of the Sierra Club featured a mural-sized print of his in their 1976 show A Walk in the Wild in the former National Art Museum of Sport at Madison Square Garden. This print then became part of the permanent collection of the International Headquarters of the Sierra Club. New York's Modernage Photo Laboratories presented nineteen works by George in their lower Manhattan Discovery Gallery, also in 1976.

 

More recently, Aronson began to display his work in a series of successful exhibits starting in the fall of 1992. They were at the Annual meeting of the New  Jersey Audubon Society in Cape May in October 1992, the Jewish Community Center on the Palisades (JCC) in Tenafly, also in October 1992, the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship gallery in November 1992 (and again in March of 2002), Morris First Night on New Year's Eve 1992 and 1993, and an exhibition of 53 works at New Jersey Audubon Society's Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary gallery in Bernardsville during April 1993. In June of 1994 his works were featured prominently in an exhibition/fund-raiser for the Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center complex administered by the Morris County Park Commission. He had a major exhibit at the Bernards Township Library, Somerset County, in June of 1996. His works have been included in the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship's famous annual Craft Show each year beginning in 1995 through the present.

 

In a 1998 art show and benefit for a private school in Morris County, George's sales of framed photographs of local and regional scenes were the highest of all 18 artists participating.

 

He exhibited 30 photographs at the prestigious exhibit space at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) corporate headquarters in Roseland, New Jersey, in March-April, 2004.

 

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