Category: HIV

The World Health Organization declared Dec. 1, 1988, the first World AIDS Day. On the 20th Anniversary, photographers and reporters reflect on their coverage of the epidemic.

(Top: “Ignorance = Fear / Silence = Death” by Keith Haring, 1989. Bottom: “He Kills Me” by Donald Moffett, 1987.)

Today is World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art, inaugurated in 1988 during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. These two works above, both by gay artists, were created to bring attention to the American government’s inaction and complicity in the deaths of many in the LGBTQ community. 

Via the Whitney’s show An Incomplete History of Protest.