About the Book
Photojournalist Ron Haviv discovered over 200 rolls of undeveloped film in his archive—material spanning twenty years, and as many countries. When he had the rolls developed and scanned, he encountered famous faces, close friends, and places of conflict—the stuff of his trade. But he also found light leaks, dye pools, scratches, and other assorted marks of time. Those lost histories are brought to life again in this new magazine edited by Robert Peacock with essays by W.M. Hunt, Dan Milnor, and Ron Haviv. The Lost Rolls comes alive in both a hardcover, 8x10 book as well as this softcover magazine publication, each offering a unique edit aimed at complimenting their specific format.
Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co- founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising about human rights issues around the globe. His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek. His two other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul and Haiti: 12 January 2010. Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President George H.W. Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention.