Ron Haviv Video Page

 Ron Haviv

Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv sat down with PhotoWings at the 2015 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali to discuss his very personal stories and circumstances surrounding these images. Ron shares the context, critical thinking that went into making them and his perspective in retrospect. He also shares the importance of these photographs and the differences they made.

Haviv is a co-founder of the photo agency VII that is dedicated to documenting conflict, both violent and non-violent, to produce an unflinching record of the injustices created and experienced by people caught up in the events they describe.

His images, which focus on raising awareness for human rights, have been published by Audubon, Business Week, Details, Fortune, Le Monde 2, Newsweek, NY Times Magazine, New Yorker, Paris Match, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Readers Digest, Stern, Time, US News &World Report among others worldwide.

Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the Louvre, United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv’s work is in private and museum collections including Southeast Museum of Photography and George Eastman House.

He has published critically acclaimed collections of his photography with the books Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti: 12 January 2010.

Haviv has helped create multi-platform projects for NGO’s such as Doctors Without Borders’ DR Congo: The Forgotten War and Starved for Attention, Unicef’s Child Alert for Darfur and Sri Lanka and the International Committee of the Red Cross’s World at War.

Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on ABC World News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show.

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Additional videos:

Photography and Education

Speaking from the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia, photographer Ron Haviv explains a useful role for photography and photographers in the world of education.

Importance of Ethics

Ron Haviv emphasizes the ethical need to preserve an audience trust in photojournalism and provides strategies to accomplish those ethical demands.

Earning Trust 

Good journalists are experts in gaining trust from the communities they cover. Ron Haviv talks about the respectful tack he takes when approaching potential subjects, and the mindset he has when talking with these people.

Links

The official website of Ron Haviv

About a Photograph with Ron Haviv

Three of VII: The Life of a Photograph with Ron Haviv, Ashley Gilbertson, and Gary Knight

Blood and Honey on PhotoArts

Afghanistan : The Road to Kabul book introduction and photo gallery on Digital Journalist

An interview with Ron Haviv at the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass. The historical power of photojournalism and the need to balance one’s life.

Blood And Honey: A Balkan War Journal on Vimeo

Website for the VII photo agency