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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
This Is How AIDS Victims See Themselves
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Description:
The poster by James Thorpe was part of an exhibition by graphic artists to address the problems associated with the global spread of HIV/AIDS in 1989. Appropriating the image of a target from a shooting range, and using a bold shade of red set against black and white, the faceless and two-dimensional image symbolizes the persecution of people living with HIV/AIDS. The artist provides an image of how people living with AIDS see themselves--as victims hit with a series of personal, psychological, and financial losses. The image evokes a sense of alienation and victimization experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS as they face rejection by friends, family, and coworkers.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (646,651 Bytes)
Date:
1989
Creator:
Thorpe, James
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: A025318
Publisher:
Thorpe, James
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of James Thorpe.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Living with HIV/AIDS
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBHG
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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