Ron Haviv

“Sri Lanka: The Fires Within”


The war in Sri Lanka has entered its 25th year with over 70,000 people being killed. These displaced Muslims, fleeing a government offensive, have found themselves taking refuge in the same place when they fled in 1990.


Photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images conflict and humanitarian crises from around the world since the end of the Cold War. His work explores the violation of human rights and unseen conflicts. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations and The Council on Foreign Relations. He is a co-founder of the photo agency VII and magazines worldwide publish his work. Haviv has received many awards for his work. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography — Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul.

Selected by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art.