Kurt Weston’s Photography Show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective

Remember: An AIDS Retrospective – Photography by Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

This December 1, World AIDS Day 2018, I found myself at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, attending Kurt Weston‘s show, Remember: An AIDS Memorial. I was honored and humbled in the same time to be part of the AIDS Then & Now Panel Discussion, together with esteemed individuals and renown HIV/AIDS advocates like Philip Yeager, Executive Director/CEO at Radiant Health Centers, and Dr. William Thompson IV, infectious disease and HIV specialist. The panel discussion was moderated by Kurt Weston, award-winning Visual AIDS artist, long-term HIV/AIDS survivor and advocate.

I met Weston back in 2005, interviewed him several times for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine, and wrote a biography about his art and life. This World AIDS Day at Remember: AN AIDS Retrospective I found myself surrounded by Weston’s black-and-white photography, and by all its riveting beauty.

Here are a few images from this unforgettable World AIDS Day 2018:

On World AIDS Day 2018, award-winning photographer Kurt Weston invited me to participate on a panel discussion on the opening night of his new show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Getting ready for the panel discussion on the show’s opening night. Photo by Alina Oswald.

On World AIDS Day 2018, award-winning photographer Kurt Weston invited me to participate on a panel discussion on the opening night of his new show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective at Orange County Center of Contemporary Art. iPhone pano image of the art space at OCCCA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

On World AIDS Day 2018, award-winning photographer Kurt Weston invited me to participate on a panel discussion on the opening night of his new show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective at Orange County Center of Contemporary Art. Kurt Weston talks about HIV, AIDS, art and his b&w photography work. Photo by Alina Oswald.

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Here are a few images of the artwork displayed on the OCCCA walls:

And one more:

With activist Terry Roberts and activist and award-winning photographer Kurt Weston at the opening of Weston’s new show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, running 12/1/18 – 12/29/18 at OCCCA.

Remember: An AIDS Retrospective runs December 1, 2018 through December 29, 2018. A must-see if you find yourself in Orange County, CA this December.

As always, thanks for stopping by,

Alina Oswald

 

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