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Afghan Memories Studio

The “Welcome to Exilistan” exhibition has reopened, and our studio space includes a sound and video booth collecting oral histories – memories, stories, viewpoints – from the Afghan diaspora in Berlin.

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The exhibit and studio space at Rosa Luxemburg Strasse 16 in Berlin Mitte.

Find out more about this project on our brand new Afghan Memories website, which will eventually feature the videos we are currently collecting.  For now, the studio space at Rosa Luxemburg Str. 16 in Berlin Mitte is becoming a home to the expanding Newsgroup Afghanistan team of young people, and a venue for talks and exchanges.  Ongoing infos, opening hours and announcements are best followed on our Facebook page.

Meanwhile, some more pics from behind the scenes of our Vernissage and events….

Afghan Memories Studio

Afghan Memories Studio

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Welcome to Exilistan

I had the great fortune to connect with a wonderful participatory media project for young Afghans in Berlin when visiting the city briefly in August, and was able to join the team for the opening weekend of workshops. Now I am back in Berlin for the year, just in time to complete the project, which is turning into a beautifully realized exhibition at Box Freiraum in Friedrichshain.

Welcome to Exilistan. Ausstellung und Vernissage, behind the scenes. Box Freiraum, September 2016.

More of the youth reporters’ work will be featured later on, once @EverydayMigration is up and running on Instagram and Medium, but for now, some behind the scenes images of the process and exhibition.

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The Graying of AIDS in Durban

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Everyone loves Sithandizele, our first participant from Botswana!

In July, the Graying of AIDS team attended the International AIDS Conference in Durban for our third installment of creating portraits and collecting oral histories on aging and HIV/AIDS. Over the course of five super productive and stimulating days we were able to interview and photograph some amazing people from Botswana, Canada, India, Jamaica, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States, and Zimbabwe for the ongoing Stories From An Aging Pandemic archive.

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Happy New Year!

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January 6th, 2016

Well Beyond HIV in NYC

Home run… The Graying of AIDS project’s Well Beyond HIV exhibit opened in NYC, capping quite a year for the traveling installation we produced for Walgreens. Now on to next things, after toasting new friends in person and larger than life size.

Thanks to POZ Magazine and Walgreens for hosting! Here’s a video and many more pics from the evening.

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November 20th, 2015

Berlin – sad sack subway series

Because, why not. BVG, my second home in late October, while working on a reportage in my old haunts. And I love the new hipstamatic panorama setting…


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October 22nd, 2015

Rear Window – Flatbush edition

German magazine My Way is featuring a series of women living in places all over the world – and their musings on the various views out their windows.  Apologies to my not shabby at all living room view for not making the cut!

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July 24th, 2015

Well Beyond HIV production

Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Miami shoot for Well Beyond HIV.

January 30th, 2015

Melbourne! International AIDS Conference 2015

Here’s a quick preview of our latest participatory Graying of AIDS installation at AIDS2015. But first and foremost, a HUGE Thank You!! to all of our backers and supporters during the whirlwind, last minute Indiegogo fundraiser that made it all possible.

As usual, we were much too busy producing new work and interacting with visitors to our installation site to do a thorough job of documenting our process. But here are some snapshots, and to sum it all up: going half way around the word to continue our global series on aging and HIV was worth it in every way imaginable, and we can’t wait to share some of the amazing new portraits and interviews.

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For Valentines Day: Real Age = Real Sexy

Age Is Not A Condom

Meet Anna and Paul, and Ty and David, the first two couples who volunteered to participate in ACRIA‘s upcoming “Age is Not a Condom” campaign, produced in collaboration with The Graying of AIDS. We’re still looking for couples who might like to participate in this campaign, to be photographed throughout February.

If you or someone you know might be interested, we are looking for 60-something New Yorkers who are ready to show a little skin for a good cause! More details here: http://bit.ly/1fZvwnX. To apply, write us at acriacasting@gmail.com.