February 2nd, 2012
May 11th, 2011
All photos © Ron Haviv/VII
Above: A pro-Mubarak supporter is stopped from shouting slogans and eventually is beaten by anti-government protesters before being turned over to the Army in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
Today marks one year since anti-government protesters who had gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and the journalists covering the demonstrations, were overrun by mobs loyal to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The two sides battled with rocks, curb stones and Molotov cocktails, and gunfire could be heard around the Square. As Ron Haviv and other photographers reported to PDN from Cairo at the time, pro-Mubarak demonstrators turned on the press, assaulting several and taking or smashing photojournalists’ cameras.
Ron Haviv’s coverage of the Tahrir Square demonstrations was honored in the Photojournalism/Sports/Documentary category of the 2011 PDN Photo Annual. The extended deadline for PDN’s 2012 Photo Annual is February 17, 2012.
October 26th, 2010
© Jared Moossy. A young Afghan girl up on one of the major hills over looking the Kabul at night.
The exhibition Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan is a multimedia reflection of the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan as seen through the perspectives of rule of law, economics, health, and education. The reality for women in most communities in Afghanistan is hard, as indicated by these statistics: a woman’s chance of dying while giving birth is 1 in 8; the average life expectancy for a woman is 44 years; the approximate literacy rate for women stands at 12.7 percent; 70 to 80 percent of women are forced into marriages; 57 percent of girls are married before the legal age of sixteen. This project, art directed by Giorgio Baravalle of de.MO and curated by Leslie Thomas of ART WORKS Projects, includes work by renowned photographers Lynsey Addario, Moises Saman, Stephanie Sinclair, Abbie Traylor-Smith, Veronique de Viguerie and Farzana Wahidy, and essays by journalist Elizabeth Rubin.
The exhibition will tour internationally in both digital and poster formats with an accompanying magazine that has removable pages, so that each image can be displayed. This flexible design will allow both formal installations in major cultural venues as well as community exhibitions to be easily produced for international sites. Previews and special screenings have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Conferencias do Estoril in Portugal, and at the US Department of State.
© Daniel Kramer. Above: Bob Dylan With Peter Yarrow & John Hammond Jr. Hailing Taxi 1965, NYC.
On October 12th, the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) hosted their second annual award ceremony and benefit auction at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Six young photography students were presented with cash scholarships by photography icons Barbara Bordnick, Timothy Greenfield Sanders, Ron Haviv, Eric Meola, Doug Menuez and Michel Tcherevkoff. The scholarship awards are one of the programs YPA runs with the aim of nurturing talented young photographers to emerge as tomorrow’s top visual artists and documenters of our world.
Nearly $10,000 was raised on the night of the event, yet many highly collectible prints, including the images featured here, are still available for purchase online. This important fundraiser supports YPA’s mission to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of professional image makers. To view and bid on any of the 140 available prints from industry greats, click here. Bidding will close at 9PM EDT, October 28th, 2010.