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Wittenberg Welcomes Photojournalist Ron Haviv For Visual Artist Residency March 13-15

March 7, 2012  
 Filed in Community, Events

Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University welcomes award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv to campus March 13-15 for a Visual Artist Residency, presented by the 2011-2012 Wittenberg Series.

The residency, which is presented with support from WDPR 88.1-FM and  WYSO 91.3-FM, includes a Wittenberg Series Gallery Talk and reception at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Bayley Auditorium, in the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center, 315 Bill Edwards Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During his residency, Haviv will visit students in several academic departments, including Assistant Professor of Art Dan McInnis’s Advanced Photography class, Associate Professor of English D’Arcy Fallon’s Journalism class, Associate Professor of English Carmiele Wilkerson’s International Studies class and Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair Nancy McHugh’s Art of Living Ethically class that is working with youth in Project Jericho at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. He will also meet with students in Wittenberg’s Integrated Media Corps, a program that offers campus internship opportunities working with multimedia.

Two exhibits of his works are currently available on campus. “Not In Our Name: Images of Our World from 1989-2012” will be up through Saturday, March 17, in the Halley Gallery, Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University, 107 Cliff Park Road. The show includes a retrospective of his work, including photographs and video. A second show titled “Haiti, January 23, 2010” includes his recent photographs from Haiti, and will be available until Friday, March 30, in The Ann Miller Gallery, Koch Hall.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, Haviv has covered conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world since the end of the Cold War. He documented the aftermath of September 11, the war in Afghanistan and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur and the DR Congo.

A co-founder of VII, whose work is published by Fortune, The NY Times Magazine, Time and Vanity Fair, among others, Haviv has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography – Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul – and he has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

Haviv has earned awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He regularly lectures at universities and seminars, and numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, the Louvre and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Wittenberg Students, alumni, staff and faculty members have free admission to the Springfield Museum of Art at Wittenberg University, and admission is free to the public on Sundays. The Ann Miller Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Written By: Phyllis Eberts

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