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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Take This Vision Test
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Description:
This poster from the Milwaukee AIDS Project appropriates the format of a standard vision test to grab the viewer's attention before he or she can identify the subject. This is a different kind of test, laid out on torn, wrinkled paper and posted on a dimly lighted wall. The viewer is instructed to, "Take this vision test." Why? The imagery suggests that the information on the poster has been neglected or obscured--it may have been torn down, thrown away, and then put back. As the message becomes more solemn it is also harder and harder to read, figuratively suggesting that the closer you look at the threat presented by HIV/AIDS the more distressing the conclusions. Designed to warn and inform, the poster relies on statistics to alert the reader to the future threat of HIV transmission and AIDS-related illnesses--a threat that may have become obscured by false confidence or misinformation.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (689,696 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1990
Creator:
Milwaukee AIDS Project
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025160
Publisher:
Milwaukee AIDS Project
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
HIV/AIDS Transmission
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBFX
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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