‘POSITHIV+’ by Pep Bonet
Even in Africa, testing positive for AIDS is no longer a death sentence. Pep Bonet’s exhibition, which opened in London this week, eloquently illustrates how treatment with anti-retroviral (ARV) medicines is dramatically changing the lives of people living with HIV.
Bonet, who is represented by Panos Pictures, visited six African countries where MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) is treating HIV positive patients: Angola, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. POSITHIV+ presents a penetrating and impressive picture of people who had been written off, but managed to regain control of their lives. It tells a story of hope; hope for a better life.
The exhibition runs until 22 December at HOST, the new gallery for photojournalism in London, and is also opening this week in Amsterdam, Brussels and Barcelona. Over the next two years it will be shown in Asuncion, Brasilia, Quito, Lima, Caracas, Managua, San Jose, San Salvador, Guatemala, Malabo and Bata.
Bonet’s book POSITHIV+ has just been published, and is available from HOST at the discounted price of Â£18. Order online at www.hostgallery.co.uk/
2005-11-25 11:17:31 UTC
Jun 24 2006