Tag: Participatory

  • Through Positive Eyes

    Through Positive Eyes

    Book and Exhibition I have worked on this project with Gideon Mendel and Prof. David Gere since its inception in 2007. Through Positive Eyes features insider photography by people living with HIV and AIDS. Over the past decade, the project has grown, one city per year, to become ambitiously international in scope, now encompassing ten […]

  • “To know hunger, work illegally, and be anonymous.” (Attributed to V I Lenin)

    “To know hunger, work illegally, and be anonymous.” (Attributed to V I Lenin)

    With thanks to all the photographers of the Displaces project On previous ‘participatory photography’ projects, we’d give people good compact cameras, and some practical and conceptual training. Then they’d return to their families, communities or neighbourhoods, and take pictures. The results could be revelatory; expressive as well as documentary, giving insights into lives and identities which […]

  • Through Positive Eyes – London

    Through Positive Eyes – London

    Last March this international arts and advocacy project, in which HIV+ve participants photograph their lives, came to London. I teach photography and co-edit the work with the participants, alongside Gideon Mendel and Prof. David Gere’s team from UCLA. This is the ninth city the project has worked in to challenge the stigma of HIV. Each […]

  • Through Positive Eyes Haiti

    Through Positive Eyes Haiti

    Last December I returned from helping to run the Haiti chapter of this international arts and advocacy project, in which HIV+ve participants photograph their lives. I teach photography and co-edit the work with the participants, alongside Gideon Mendel. This is the eighth city the project has worked in to challenge the stigma of HIV. Here’s a […]

  • Through Positive Eyes in Bangkok

    Through Positive Eyes in Bangkok

    I’ve just returned from helping to run the Thai chapter of this international arts and advocacy project, in which HIV+ve participants photograph their lives. This is the seventh city the project has worked in to challenge the stigma of HIV.Here’s a preview of some of the work which will be appearing on the project website: http://throughpositiveeyes.org/ […]

  • Through Positive Eyes – HIV in Washington DC

    Through Positive Eyes – HIV in Washington DC

      I’ve just returned from helping to run the latest round of this international project in which HIV+ve participants photograph their lives. Around the world—in half a dozen countries, on five continents—HIV-positive people open their lives and share their stories. Through their own photographs, in their own voices, they teach the importance of compassion and […]