BHFF 2017 Jury Member
An Emmy-nominated, award-winning photojournalist, Ron Haviv is co-founder of the 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 and worked in over 100 countries. He has published four critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries internationally, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal at The Hague. 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 in 2000, and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering” by Newsweek.
Haviv has directed short films for ESPN, People, Doctors Without Borders, Asia Society, and American Photography. His film work has appeared on PBS’s Need to Know and Frontline, as well as NBC Nightly News and ABC World News Tonight.
Haviv is the central character in six documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s "Freelance in a World of Risk," in which he speaks about the dangers of combat photography, including his numerous detentions and close calls. He has provided expert analysis and commentary on ABC World News, the BBC, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and the Charlie Rose Show.