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Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an award-winning photojournalist that has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises making headlines around the world since the end of the Cold War.

A co-founder of VII Photo Agency, Haviv’s work is published by top magazines worldwide, including: Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul. He has also has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, Haviv has covered conflict and humanitarian crises in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Haviv’s often-searing photographs have earned him some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club and the Leica Medal of Excellence, and he regularly lectures at universities and seminars. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, Le Louvre and The Council on Foreign Relations.

Haviv has been the central character in three films. National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. The Serbian-made documentary Vivisect explores Serbians’ reactions to the Blood and Honey exhibit. Eyes of the World, which has been featured in film festivals worldwide, examines Haviv’s role as a witness to war. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Best Damn Sports Show Ever.

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