Covering HIV and AIDS in words and images on HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day and throughout the years
June 5, 1981 – June 5, 2019. In a few years the AIDS pandemic will turn 40! Significant progress has been made in the past four decades. Today we live in a time of U = U and PrEP. And yet, there’s still no affordable and/or accessible cure in sight.
June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Over the years, I’ve been honored to interview and photograph many long-term HIV and AIDS survivors and activists, all resilient, inspiring individuals with a story to tell, a story we can all learn from. Check out some of their stories:
Check out more stories here.
Also, the other day I walked by the AIDS memorial in New York City.
I find it quite an intriguing, complicated subject to photograph, especially with a camera phone only, and mostly because of its shape. I took a few images that I’ll talk about in an upcoming post.
Until then and as always, thanks for stopping by!