Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv (1965) is a photojournalist, producing work covering a broad spectrum of international conflict. He is the author of several photographic collections and the recipient of a number of awards. Haviv is also a co-founder of VII Photo Agency, which is dedicated to documenting change, conflict, and development of individuals, cultures and societies worldwide. He also lectures at universities, conducts workshops worldwide, and has appeared on a number of television news shows.
Ron Haviv was an accomplished student and graduate of Northern Valley Demarest High School in 1983, later he went on to graduate from NYU. A graduate of New York University, Ron Haviv has covered conflict and other humanitarian crises worldwide since the end of the Cold War. Haviv is known for his broad documentation of the Yugoslav Wars: the battle of Vukovar in Croatia, the Siege of Sarajevo, the atrocities committed at Serb concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the practice of ethnic cleansing as exhibited by Arkan's Tigers.
He has also photographed the city of Juárez, a battleground of the Mexican Drug War where civilian, law enforcement and cartel member casualties occur daily. Additionally, Haviv is noted for his coverage of the destruction of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, as well as the subsequent Cholera epidemic, and celebrity support and involvement in its reconstruction. Haviv's photography also sheds light on malnutrition in Bangladesh, clashes between Los Angeles gangs and police forces, the 2009 Afghan presidential elections, the Sri Lankan Civil War, the struggle for children in Darfur, among many other situations of conflict.
Havivís images have been distributed widely by various publications including Business Week, Fortune, Le Monde, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Paris Match, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, and US News & World Report, among others worldwide. Additionally, numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.(*)

(*) from wikipedia

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