Synopses & Reviews
In our world today, there are forty million people living with HIV/AIDS--forty million stories of hardship, pain, and anger--but also of courage and resilience. PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS brings us more than 200 stirring and groundbreaking images from around the world, in an emotional survey of the global epidemic. Featuring work by over one hundred award-winning, international photographers and artists. PANDEMIC captures the diversity of approaches to this topic over the past twenty years. The work gathered here has been used to document and to educate, to agitate and to protest, to salute friends lost and to mourn the deaths of family and strangers alike. A comprehensive survey of photographic responses to HIV/AIDS, PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS superbly captures the stunning complexity of the pandemic and conveys the despair, rage, heroism, and, ultimately, hope, that the photographic community has mustered to face the AIDS pandemic. Their legacy is a call to action and a challenge to each of us: toward a world without AIDS.
Photographs from around the world document the realities of patients living with and dying from AIDS, discussing the global scope of the disease and varying national responses to it.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-251).
PANDEMIC presents a 20-year retrospective of AIDS through the work of over 75 artists from 50 nations. These powerful images in the photographic medium document the lives and harsh realities of people living with AIDS.
Presenting the stories of women, children, and men who live with the disease that defines this century.
About the Author
Nan Richardson is an editor, writer, and curator. Co-author of Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003), Havana (2002), Louise Dahl-Wolfe (2000), The White-T (1996), Drag Diaries (1995) and contributor to periodicals including The LA Times Magazine, The Boston Review of Books, Stern, Granta, Interview, Art News, Artforum, Art in America. Former editor of Aperture magazine.