Archive for the ‘Behind the Scenes’ Category
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
iPhone view by moi, author portrait by the one and only Hana Jakrlova.
Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Miami shoot for Well Beyond HIV.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.