Bloodline: AIDS and Family   exhibition by Kristen Ashburn


Kristen Ashburn and other participants in the project are available by invitation for openings, walk-throughs, lectures, panel discussions, seminars & symposia, and other cultural events. All honorariums and travel expenses are to be borne by the inviting venue.

Programs from the Bloodline project have included:

Roundtable discussion in conjunction with the exhibition

401 Projects, New York, NY


Participants included:
Laurie Garret, Pulitzer Prize Winner & Author
Maryanne Golan, Photo Editor, Time Magazine
Leigh Blake, President and Founder, Keep A Child Alive

Since AIDS first exploded into the public consciousness twenty-five years ago, photography has offered the world its most visceral glimpse of the disease's human toll. Have viewers been moved to action or developed an immunity to the tragedy the images depict? How can photographers, and the media alike, navigate their way between impact and overload? Set to the backdrop of award-winning photojournalist, Kristen Ashburn's, Bloodline: AIDS & Family, these issues, and more, will be discussed. Photographers, editors, writers, and leaders in the non-profit sector will explore, through conversation and visual projections, photography's reaction to the disease, past, present and future.

Chris Anderson of the T.E.D. Conference moderated the evening.

7:30 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2006

"Kristen Ashburn's Bloodline captures the effects of the disease on ordinary citizens. From the glimpse into the eyes of an AIDS orphan to bedside prayers and sullen graveyards, the exhibit exposes the brutal impact of AIDS on the African family. Ashburn's photos tell volumes about the reality of AIDS for thousands of mothers, fathers, children and grandparents."
Dr. Seth Berkley
President and CEO
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

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