Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, & co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict & raising human rights issues around the globe. 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 H.W. Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention.
Haviv’s photographs are in the collections at The Getty Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman House, Queens Museum, and Southeastern Museum of Photography amongst others as well as numerous private collections. His work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, Fotografiska, and the International Center of Photography.
His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best nonfiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek. His other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, Haiti: 12 January 2010, The Lost Rolls & Shadow of Memory.
Haviv is the central character in six documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk. He has provided expert analysis & commentary on ABC News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC News, & The Charlie Rose Show & written Op-Eds for the New York Times & Washington Post.
Haviv is the co-founder & director of The VII Foundation. He is currently co-directing two documentary films, Biography of a Photo & Picasso of Harlem.