TWiT Photo

Jan 24th 2012

TWiT Photo 41

War & Conflict With Photojournalist Ron Haviv

Prolific war photographer on gaining access into conflict zones and capturing legendary shots amid extreme danger.
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Guests: Ron Haviv
Category: Help & How To

Flip through Ron Haviv's portfolio and it reads like a powerful lesson of the major conflicts in the history of the late 21st century. From his now-iconic images of the 1989 election of Panama, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to his exclusive coverage of the civil war in Yugoslavia, the prolific war photographer is undeterred in his noble mission as the "eye of the public" and using his camera as a tool to document the truth. Watch the video to hear Ron discuss gaining access into conflict zones, being taken prisoner 3 times in the line of duty, and decompressing after an intense assignment.

Ron's Tips

  1. Research your stories.
  2. Prepare for a multi platform end result.
  3. Use your esthetics to create a bond with the viewer and the image.

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