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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 courtesy © Ron Haviv

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

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