More Learning from Photographers

More Learning from Photographers

...the story behind my obsession with (photographing) the VFT carnivore plant Here's an excerpt from my book, JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston: In 1993, Kurt Weston founded SWAN--Surviving With AIDS Network--a grassroots group that offered those living with HIV a safe place to be, socialize, and share their [...]

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Interviewing photographers

Warrior Within

Warrior Within

A #tbt interview with award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston, originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine Some fifteen years ago, I came across a contest looking for works by visual artists and writers. The contest was called Unfinished Works and featured a black-and-white photograph--The Last Light, by Kurt Weston. Although I didn't know it [...]

Angel in Central Park

Angel in Central Park

The story of a black-and-white Lensbaby photograph on World AIDS Day 2020 Angels in America has been a source of inspiration for many artists, in particular those capturing the AIDS pandemic of the eighties. The Bethesda angel is a symbolic figure at the center of Tony Kushner’s play, and, itself, a source of inspiration. Known [...]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2019 World AIDS Day falls on December 1, an important day for me, personally, for a couple of other reasons. And for those reasons, this year's WAD was in particular a tough day for me. But, as they say, "the show must go on." Therefore, I spent WAD 2019 lighting candles, remembering [...]

On B&W Photography

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 [...]

A Brief (#tbt) Interview with Photographer Kurt Weston

A Brief (#tbt) Interview with Photographer Kurt Weston

A brief #tbt q&a with award-winning, legally blind photographer, and HIV and LGBTQ+ activist Kurt Weston.

Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

Light, Vision and Story - A Post about Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston I mentioned photographer Kurt Weston , one of my first mentors, in a previous post. Here, I'd like to talk more about his amazing photography work. Kurt Weston is a photographer based in Orange County, California. I became aware of his work back [...]