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Ron Haviv is an award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.
In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts in over one hundred countries. His work has been seen in magazines around the world.
He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Several of Haviv's photographs are now permanently housed at Museum of Fine Arts Houston and George Eastman House amongst others.
Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President George Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for American intervention in that conflict.
His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek.
Haviv was the central character in four documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk, in which he spoke about the dangers of combat photography, including his numerous detentions and close calls.
He has provided expert analysis and commentary on ABC World News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show.
His commercial clients include Ad Council, American Express, Canon, ESPN, IBM and Volkswagen.
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