About Ron Haviv
In April 1992, photojournalist Ron Haviv was granted permission by the Serbian paramilitary leader known as Arkan to join his forces, the Tigers, as they entered the eastern Bosnian town of Bijeljina.
Haviv became a witness to some of the first atrocities in the Bosnian war as the Tigers assaulted and killed Bosniak civilians. Despite being told not to take photographs, Haviv managed to document some of what he saw.
Haviv continued to work in Bosnia throughout the war and later in Kosovo. His photographs provide some of the most stunning evidence of crimes from the Balkan wars (1991-99).
His work to expose human rights violations in the Balkans, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and Africa - notably in Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo - has earned him the reputation as one of today's finest photojournalists.