Ron Haviv: “The Children of Darfur” Exhibition opens in Beacon, NY

Beginning this Saturday, September 8th, Fovea Exhibitions/Beacon Gallery will host an exhibition of photographer Ron Haviv‘s important work “The Children of Darfur.”

From the press release:
War photojournalist Ron Haviv’s images stand as important witness to the suffering of the children caught in the conflict in Darfur.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 8, 4pm-8pm
143 Main Street, Beacon, New York

EXHIBIT DATES: September 8 to October 7
The gallery is open Friday, Saturday & Sundays 11am-6pm

For directions to Beacon, click here.

Ron is a member of Agency VII; their next Seminar is planned for November 3 & 4 at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Ron’s bio from the VII website:

Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War.

A co-founder of VII, whose work is published by top magazines worldwide, including: Fortune, The NY Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography — Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul – and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, he has covered conflict and humanitarian crises in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur and the DR Congo.

His often-searing photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He regularly lectures at universities and seminars, and numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, The Louvre and The Council on Foreign Relations.

Haviv has been the central character in three films. National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. The Serbian-made documentary Vivisect explores Serbian reaction to the Blood and Honey exhibit. Eyes of the World, which has featured in film festival worldwide, examines Haviv as a witness to war. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Best Damn Sports Show Ever.

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