Ron Haviv – Profile

Ron Haviv is an award-winning photojournalist and conflict photographer who as documented international and civilian conflicts around the world since the Cold War.

His work on Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkan concentrates not only on the direct effects of conflict but also upon the humanitarian consequences which are longer term and continue long after the gunfire has ceased.  His books Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and the magazines he has published in including Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Vanity Fair Paris, Match and Stern attest to the quality of his work in complex and fast-changing situations where intuition and self-preservation are as important as camera skills. His book Haiti: January 12, 2010 addresses the effects of the earthquake upon society. His awards include World Press Photo, Picture of the Year, Overseas Press Club and the Leica Medal of Excellence.

Appreciating the need for a different kind of photo-collective to support and market the images of photographers he co-founded VII in 2001.

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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

Capturing a War Crime – The Globe and Mail part of the Shooting War: Paying Homage to 12 Conflict Photographers


Website for the VII photo agency

For Your Bookshelf


Cover of "Blood and Honey"

Cover of "Blood and Honey"

Blood and Honey - A Balkan War Journal is Ron Haviv's document of the conflict in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.


Cover of "Haiti: January 12, 2010"

Haiti: January 12 2010 is a collection of Ron Haviv's images from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti. The book features written essays by Simon Winchester

Cover of "Afghanistan: the Road to Kabul"

Afghanistan: The Road To Kabul documents the entrance of fighting troops into Afghanistan in 2001, and follows the conflict all the way to the fall of the Taliban regime. The book features essays by Ilana Ozernoy

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