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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
After All These Years You Could Have Been Harboring a Killer
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Description:
This poster from a community outreach project, the AIDS Resource Center in Dallas, exploits the predominant public fear of AIDS. In the photograph, a man on a darkened urban street is unknowingly stalked by an anonymous specter representing the disease. When isolated from the text, the image elicits anxiety from the viewer--a man is threatened and there seems to be nothing to prevent an imminent attack. There is also an implicit connection between the urban setting and the disease. When read along with the headline, however, the poster announces that the viewer could be naively harboring an equally dangerous killer. The accusatory tone, implying individual responsibility, is in sharp contrast with the textual argument that the only way to fight AIDS is through "compassion, common sense, and information."
NOTE: Original is blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (733,790 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1987
Creator:
AIDS Resource Center (Dallas)
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: A025237
Publisher:
AIDS Resource Center (Dallas)
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the AIDS Resource Center (Dallas).
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
HIV/AIDS Transmission
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBFY
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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