Ron HavivThe VII Foundation
Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker & award-winning photojournalist, & co-founder of the photo agency VII & The VII Foundation; and he is dedicated to documenting conflict & raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. His work in the Balkans was used as evidence to indict & convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President HW Bush cited Haviv’s photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention.
He documents Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine since 2022. His photography is in museum collections around the world. Blood & Honey: A Balkan War Journal was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year” by the LA Times. His other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, Haiti: 12 January 2010, The Lost Rolls & Shadow of Memory. Haviv is the subject of several documentaries, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk. He regularly speaks at Universities and to the media about world events and photography and has written Op-Ed pieces for the New York Times and Washington Post.