To mark World AIDS Day 2007, a photography exhibition is on display at UNESCO Headquarters.
Unheard Voices, Hidden Lives is the result of a multi-country participatory photography project, within the framework of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP, also known as ‘Frontiers’) - an initiative to prevent new HIV infections in Cambodia, Ecuador and India by working with those groups most affected by the epidemic. All too often, the experiences of people living at the frontiers of the global HIV epidemic are unheard and unseen. The individuals involved in this project invite us to share, in their own images and words, their experiences, hopes and fears of living in a world irreversibly touched by HIV.
During workshops organized by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Photovoice, participants received cameras and photographic training and used their new equipment and knowledge to portray the story of their lives and those of their communities.
The exhibition also features another Photovoice digital story-telling programme, Youth PhotoReflect, South Africa, which was created by youth infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Salle des pas perdus