Photojournalist Ron Haviv's resume reads like a history lesson of recent years on our troubled planet. From genocide to conflict, revolution and disaster, Haviv has captured more experience behind his lens than any individual resume should.
He is arguably the world's most prolific photojournalist, who for more than 20 years has transmitted stories from the front lines of the world's greatest triumphs and dishonors, all in hopes of opening eyes to the lives of others.
Despite having witnessed more war than many soldiers and perhaps more death than many morticians, Haviv remains optimistic that his photographs make an impact.
He is certain that his photographs are not merely images, but that they have the power to shape futures. Policymakers have cited his photographs as evidence of crime and abuse, and they've been used to determine action against aggressors.
Haviv believes that if he confronts you long enough with images of the world's condition, you will respond.
And if things don't change, and should you fail to act, he will show you over and over again.