Edo Zollo's exhibition is inspired directly from his experience of taking PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) after exposure to the HIV virus. The medication had severe and very unpleasant side effects. He wanted to offer affected individuals a unique opportunity to share their experiences by being included in this photographic exhibition. This year marks the 30th anniversary since Terrence Higgins, the first man to die of AIDS in the UK, was officially recognised by the NHS and it is also the recognition of HIV and AIDS as an epidemic by the American Medical Authority. Over the past year Edo has travelled from Glasgow to Bournemouth, photographing 30 people living with HIV, young to old, female and male, non-white and white, straight and gay. The most recently diagnosed was 3 months ago and the longest, 28 years living with HIV. He visited them in their home locations across the UK, photographing each in their chosen settings, which illustrate their individual stories.
- Featured Artist:
- Edo Zollo