Category: HIV

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I’m a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind ...

Weekend Warriors – Photographing Braking AIDS Ride 2018 Closing Ceremony

Weekend Warriors Working as a team, cheering for friends while attending and covering Braking AIDS Ride 2018 closing ceremony in New York City I’ve always been a fan of Freddy Mercury and Queen, can’t help it. And so, when pondering on this past weekend, “I want to ride my bicycle” and “Friends will be friends” ...

Backbone

Backbone – On the ten-year anniversary of my solo photography show and related photography book, and on photographing the 2008 NYC Pride March in the rain Did you know…that my first solo photography show, Backbone, opened ten years ago today, on August 8, 2008, at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City? Yes it did. How ...

June 5 – HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

Journeys Through Darkness Capturing the AIDS epidemic in pictures and words Today is June 5, HIV long-term survivors day. Today, June 5, 2018, the AIDS epidemic (pandemic) turns 37. Some 37 years ago, on or around June 5, 1981, I was experiencing the magical white nights in a city now known as Saint Petersburg. I ...

International Workers’ Day

International Workers Day First of May is International Workers’ Day also known as May Day or “Labor Day” how those outside the U.S. call it. Today, I can’t help but think of those who’ve come before us, fought and sacrificed for future generations to have a better life. Come to think of it, I went ...

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 ...

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