Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance
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Positive Lives transfers to the Alliance


Cambodia © Barry Lewis/Corbis/Postive Lives

Positive Lives, a unique global photography project that supports those living with HIV and challenges the stigma and prejudices they face, has transferred to the Alliance.

Positive Lives was established in 1993 by a group of activists who believed that properly portrayed, the human story behind HIV and AIDS could challenge the sources of ignorance and prejudice faced by those living with the disease.

For fifteen years, the project has toured globally as part of major exhibitions and longer-term community programmes; it has been seen by over 2 million people world-wide and has received critical and public acclaim.

Kevin Ryan, voluntary Project Director of Positive Lives (and Trustee of the Alliance) said: ‘For some time, the Positive Lives committee had been looking for ways to develop the potential usage of the archive and to promote HIV education and awareness.

"The Alliance is an excellent ‘new home’ for the archive, especially given its global commitment to reducing vulnerability to HIV through its anti-stigma and discrimination work in communities."

Read more about Positive Lives.

To see images of the project on tour and to get a sense of its impact through comments made by project visitors and participants, please visit the Positive Lives Flickr pages.

    The human story can challenge the sources of ignorance and prejudice