Category: AIDS

Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

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 ...

World AIDS Day 1988-2018

World AIDS Day: 1988 – 2018 Today is World AIDS Day. Founded day thirty years ago, on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is a day when we look back at the history of the pandemic, remember those we’ve past, celebrate the lives of those living with the virus–long-term as well as newly-diagnosed–and take a ...

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” ...

Photographing Pride Through the Years

June is Pride Month. I usually go to NYC Pride to photograph and meet with friends. I’ve photographed NYC Pride for years. Love the colors, the energy, the mood. Here are a few of the images of Pride I’ve taken over the years. And I’ll add a few more, I guess, after this Pride Sunday. ...

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 ...