Heroines & Heroes. Hope, Hiv and Africa
In Heroines & Heroes, Steve Simons sensitive and gentle photographs illuminate both the suffering and the astonishing resilience of the people on the front lines of the AIDS pandemic. Though HIV prevalence rates and the numbers of people dying from AIDS are devastating, this book is not about statistics. It is about brave and determined people who persevere against the tide of hopelessness and despair in the fight against AIDS. It is about how we can help. Photographer Steve Simon has documented the AIDS crisis in sub- Saharan Africa since 2002. Heroines and Heroes is a call to action, a visual milepost in the 25-year chronicle of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, reminding us that where love and determination exist, there is hope.