It was Ron Haviv’s images of the first killings of Bosnian civilians in the civil war of the former Yugoslavia, which warned the world of the horrors to come. Since the onset of conflict in the Balkans, Ron has continually photographed the ongoing strife in this turbulent region, committed to the necessity of keeping our attention focused on the emotional consequences of these bloody ethnic wars.
Throughout his career as a photojournalist he has confronted risk in order to bring attention to our less fortunate neighbors. He has covered conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean, crisis in Africa, the Gulf War, fighting in Russia, anarchy and conflict in the Balkans.
Haviv’s work is widely published by magazines throughout the world including Life, Time, Esquire, German Geo, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times Magazine. He co-founded the VII photo agency in September 2001.
He is the subject of a one-hour National Geographic Explorer channel documentary. He also participated in a CNN documentary on the Balkans and a French television program on war photographers.
Overseas Press Club Award 1989, 2001
Picture of the Year 2001, 1995, 1991, 1989
German Lieder Picture of the Year 1999
World Press Photo 1991, 1989
Leica Medal of Excellence 1989
Human Rights Festival, Barcelona 2003
Grazia Neri, Milan, Italy 2002
Rex Cultural House, Belgrade 2002
Bayeaux, France 2001
Skopje Cultural Museum, Macedonia 2001
Freedom Forum London, 2001
Sarajevo National Gallery, 2000
Saba Gallery, 2000
The Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, 1999
International Festival of Photojournalism, Gijon, Spain, 1999
The Newseum, New York City, 1997
Fotofusion, Palm Beach, 1996
Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France, 1995
The United Nations, New York City, 1994, 1992
Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul
Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal
Selected Group Books
Rethink by de-Mo 2004
War by VII, de-Mo 2003