Over the course of a decade, South African photographer Matthew Willman has documented those who must live with HIV/AIDS on a daily basis, be they individuals or organizations.
In Africa, south of the Sahara, lives two-thirds of the world population with the diagnosis HIV/AIDS. In South Africa, five million people are directly affected by the pandemic.
The photographs reflect his sensitivity and understanding for the ethical challenges that this type of documentation entails. Willman has chosen his focus: He wants to communicate the burning commitment that South African individuals, local communities and organisations show in their encounters with the pandemic. He wants to show an Africa that is standing up and taking responsibility.
Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Annie Lennox have added their support for this exhibition, VUKUKANYE – RISING UP, by personally signing their respective portraits.
The exhibition is produced by Perspektivet Museum in collaboration with the photographer. Exhibition loan fee on inquiry.