Ryan spends a lot of time getting to know his subjects and very little time post-processing.
In addition to his own works, which has been exhibited and awarded by Nikon Salon of Tokyo and funded by the Pulitzer Center, Ryan spends much of his time directing Documentary Arts Asia. He has directed 8 editions of photo festivals and curated for many others.
Ryan is also a Instructor and MFA canidate at the University of Colorado & teaches regularly for many other organizations, such as the UN, EU, Olympic Committee and more.
He was a recipient of many grants, including the Chapnick grant from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.