A Day With(out) Art: 20 Years

Today I am observing A Day With(out) Art.

20 Years: AIDS & Photography brings together words and images to shine a light on the sometimes very personal documentation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic during its first two decades.

Since 1981, photography has played a critical role in shaping public perception of AIDS. As a testament to the diversity and power of the medium in the face of the crisis, two dozen photographers, curators and industry experts have been asked to assess the changing impact of photography on AIDS — and AIDS on photography – – over that 20-year span. In addition, the participants have each singled out a picture that has special resonance for them. Some discuss their own work in this context; others have chosen pivotal images in the history of the epidemic.

For those interested in offering financial support to an HIV/AIDS-related cause, I point you to the Directory of AIDS Charities.

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~ by David Cupp on December 1, 2008.

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