Tag: HIV advocates

Fog Silhouettes. Photo by Alina Oswald.

The Decisive Moment

How to Capture the Decisive Moment in Portrait Photography We’ve heard about Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment, right? But the question is, how do we capture that moment when photographing people? The key word is patience. As photographers, we need to have patience. Watch and wait and be ready to take (make) the shot. ...

On B&W Photography

Seeing in Black and White “Throughout the years, many photographers have embraced black-and-white to tell some of the most intense, intriguing, powerful and memorable stories,” I wrote in an article about photographer’s Bill Bytsura’s new book, The AIDS Activist Project. “[…] Award-winning photographer and AIDS activist Kurt Weston [A&U, November, 2005] says black-and-white offers his ...

Silence = Death poster 30th anniversary - reflections

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

June 5 is HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Dark Angel Image

REMEMBER: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective – A Closer Look at Some of the Images Included in Kurt Weston’s Show Dark Angel One of my favorite photographs by Kurt Weston is Dark Angel. The image is also included in Kurt Weston’s show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, running at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art from ...

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” ...

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 ...

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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