Category: HIV

World AIDS Day

Capturing a Pandemic Today is December 1, World AIDS Day, WAD 2017. On this World AIDS Day, I just want to share a few HIV and AIDS stories I’ve covered over the years. Here’s a picture of one of my favorite angels, the Bethesda Angel in Central Park. This particular image is a #tbt taken ...

Photographing HIV-inspired Art in NYC

Documenting June: Photographing HIV/AIDS-related events, capturing history in the making Not all events are created equal. Some are more interesting than others. In order to be able to capture events in the best way possible (either in writing or light), we need to find a way to best connect with our subject and the story ...

Activism through the Lens

Photographing for a Cause: Photographing HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ Activists In photography, TTL (or Through The Lens) metering determines the flash exposure by measuring the amount of light coming, you guessed, through the lens. Through The Lens is also the name of an article I wrote for A&U–America’s AIDS Magazine , America’s first HIV magazine, about ...

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25 Years of Art and Understanding

Happy Silver Anniversary A&U! Some of you might know that I’m Arts Editor of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine, but I’ve been writing for the publication for almost fifteen years and counting. And along the way, I’ve got to meet fantastic people, mentors, and discover my passion in life. I’m not kidding! Some might also know ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

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No Boundaries: On the Set of Ron B’s Show

On the set of Ron B’s show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, at MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network)   “Just call me Ron B,” the out trans actor, activist and Tina Turner impersonator once told me, back in 2008, when I first interviewed her after meeting her at a World AIDS Day 2007 event. Who’s ...