Legendary photjournalist and co-founder of the VII Photo Agency, Ron Haviv is on the judging panel for the region's preeminent competition for aspiring, emerging, and early-career photographers, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers.
Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, who has been dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.
In the last three decades, Haviv has covered 30 conflicts and worked in over 100 countries. He has published four critically acclaimed monographs of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries.
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 of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President George H.W. Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention. He has provided expert analysis and commentary about photography and media literacy on media around the world.
Haviv is the co-founder and director of the VII Foundation. He is currently co-directing two documentary films, Biography of a Photo and Picasso of Harlem.