Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than 25 conflicts in over 100 countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections.
His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President H.W. George Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention. His film work has appeared on PBS’s Need to Know and Frontline as well as NBC Nightly News and ABC World News Tonight and includes short films for ESPN, People Magazine, Doctors Without Borders, Asia Society, and American Photography.
His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called "one of the best non‐fiction books of the year" by The Los Angeles Times, and "a chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering" by Newsweek. His two other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul and Haiti: 12 January 2010.