LEICA Fotografie International / BarTur Award Photojournalist of the Year
Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, award-winning photojournalist, & co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising human rights issues around the globe. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit VII Foundation, which concentrates on documentary projects & provides free visual journalism education.
Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war, covering over twenty-five conflicts & his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict & 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.
His first 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 & “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, where he speaks about the dangers of combat photography, including his numerous detentions & close calls.
He has provided expert analysis & commentary on ABC, BBC, CNN, GMA, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, & The Charlie Rose Show. Haviv has also written opinion pieces for the New York Times & Washington Post.
War for a New World Order- VII For 1843/Economist
Ukraine, under attack from Russia, finds itself defending both its own territory and Western values. Battles between the two forces have impacted civilian life, with Ukrainians being ethnically cleansed from areas targeted by Russian forces. Evidence of war crimes and other abuses has been discovered in a variety of cities. This was considered a proxy war between Nato and Russia and shows no sign of abatement as the front lines continue to change on a near-daily basis.