Ron Haviv´s Testimony


Young Darfuri girls leave a camp for internally displaced persons to gather firewood. Girls as young as 8 have been raped, attacked and killed trying to get wood. Darfur, Sudan, 2005. Photo © Ron Haviv, Courtesy Anastasia Photo


“I believe and have dedicated my life to witnessing history in an attempt to create a body of evidence that holds people accountable,” said Ron Haviv. Testimony, Haviv’s first solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo in New York, spans 23 years and 18 countries, from Bosnia to Haiti to Libya.

Haviv has documented three genocides and over thirty conflicts worldwide.Through Haviv’s lens, we see come to life the dramatic moments, which define our shared history — revolutions won and lost, crimes of war, reunited families and victorious freedom fighters. The exhibition covers Haviv’s legacy. These images remind us not only of the photographer’s role in documenting history but also in shaping it.

His work has also been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries, including the International Center of Photography, Louvre, United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv’s work is held in private and museum collections including Southeast
Museum of Photography and George Eastman House.

How to get there:  Anastasia Photo, located at 166 Orchard St. in New York.
Dates: November 1, 2014 – January 31, 2014.

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Additional Readings: 

Blood And Honey A Balkan War Journal

Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul

Charlie Rose with Craig Venter & Francis Collins; Nicholas Wade; Ron Haviv (February 12, 2001)

Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal (First Edition)

The World’s Top Photographers: Photojournalism: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images

Human Journey

Meet the Author
Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo (pronounced key-keh) specializes in culture and environment. He has been on assignment in more than 90 countries, working on stories ranging from belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike is pioneering in using small unmanned aerial systems to produce aerial photography as art, and as a tool for research and conservation. He is also known for his iconic photographic project, World of Dances, on the intersection of dance, nature, and architecture. His work has been published in National Geographic, New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. Kike teaches photography workshops and has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions like the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic blog Voices. He has authored nine books, including Drones for Conservation; So You Want to Create Maps Using Drones?; Staten Island: A Visual Journey to the Lighthouse at the End of the World; and Habitats, with forewords by David Doubilet and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Kike’s images have been exhibited around the world, and are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. Kike was born in Spain and is based in New York. When he is not on assignment, he is making gazpacho following his grandmother’s Andalusian recipe. You can travel to Colombia with Kike: