Ron Haviv

“Waiting for Life”


ARTIST STATEMENT

The situation in the mineral rich DR Congo has been and continues to be ignored by the world over. Millions have died in a conflict that has claimed more victims than any other war in the world since WWII. Many of the deaths from war related causes could have been and can still be prevented by intervention from the outside. Minerals used by the West are mined in the DR Congo are responsible for much of the conflict. This work exists simply to remind us once again that the world today is interconnected and we have a responsibility to those around us.

ARTIST BIO

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. With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, he has covered conflict and humanitarian crises around the world. Haviv has attempted to help affect change through communication and by creating a body of evidence to hold the world accountable for their actions. Most recently, he has documented the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and is currently focusing on human rights in Darfur and the DR Congo.

Selected by Tim Wride, Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art.