195pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2019
A collaborative photo-storytelling project by 130 people living with HIV and AIDS around the world. All participated in workshops led by Gideon Mendel, with photo educator Crispin Hughes and David Gere, and volunteered to tell their stories, empowering themselves to banish stigma. The March 2010 workshop was held in Johannesburg and the June 2016 workshop was held in Durban.
Foreword by Richard Gere.
South African photographer Gideon Mendel has received numerous awards, including the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the inaugural Jackson Pollock Prize for Creativity, the Greenpeace Photo Award, and the Amnesty International Media Award.
David Gere is Director of the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, where he is Professor of Arts Activism and organizer of projects under the MAKE ART/STOP AIDS banner.