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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