Last week, I said I like to shake things up. And I meant it. So today, we’re going to pivot away from book reviews, and bring you a special feature about the Lost Rolls America Archive, a project led by NYU professor Lauren M. Walsh, and photojournalist
Perpignan, Visa pour l’image festival, September 8, 2001. For a few years, a certain gloom reigns over the world of photojournalism, in seemingly continuous decline. Then, however, a group of seven photojournalists– Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer– announced the formation of VII, a traditional photo agency based on the global Web.
On this episode Robert sits down with acclaimed war photographer Ron Haviv of VII Photo Agency in New York. They talk about his background in photography that led to covering conflicts and natural disasters around the world, his new book "The Lost Rolls",
“Testimony,” Ron Haviv’s first solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo in New York City, spans 23 years and 18 countries, from Bosnia to Haiti to Libya. He has documented three genocides and over thirty conflicts worldwide
I draw a strict line between my photojournalism and commercial campaigns and feature examples of both on my website, where they are clearly labeled for what they are. I support humanitarian intervention, detente and defense as I’ve seen what can happen when those things don’t exist. I am comfortable with where I set the boundaries. I also appreciate and respect that there are many different views about where those boundaries lie.
I managed to snag a few moments (over email) with Jason Cone, executive producer of the Starved for Attention films and MSF’s Communications Director based out of New York, and Ron Haviv, one of VII’s founding members. I wanted to ask the two about how NGOs and photographers work together, how a campaign such as this is produced, and how NGOs and journalists work to get stories out to a wide audience within such a fractured media environment.
Haiti has always been a land of beauty and pain, of light and darkness. When a catastrophic earthquake hit the island on Tuesday, January 12th, the world was shaken by the magnitude of the destruction and human suffering. In this story for VII The Magazine, photographers James Nachtwey, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario and Benjamin Lowy provide a heart-wrenching look at this disaster and its aftermath.
VII founding member, Ron Haviv, was one of the earliest photographers to land in Haiti after the earthquake on January 12th of this year. This video produced with telegraph21 is an insighful look at what he experienced, the destruction, loss of life and the despair of the people of Haiti.
It’s more than six weeks since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti and the continuing crisis there has well and truly slipped from the headlines – the reason why VII and video site telegraph21 have published this multimedia piece by photographer Ron Haviv, who arrived on the island 24 hours after the quake.