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Roslyn enrolled in a photography course at the Institute of Design in Chicago.
(More than 900,000 Americans are now living with the HIV v...)
More than 900,000 Americans are now living with the HIV virus. Although thousands of them die each year, advances in medical treatment have allowed many people to control the infection and survive longer. But what are their lives like? This book combines superb photographs and compelling first-person accounts to document the feelings and experiences of a wide range of Americans who are carrying the HIV virus. In these pages, men and women speak candidly about their lives, their relationships, and how they have come to terms with the presence of this chronic and potentially deadly disease.
Roslyn found her passion when she enrolled in a photography course at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where she received a Master's degree in Photography.
Upon graduation, Roslyn Banish was drawn to photographing people. Over time she realized that she wanted to include what her subjects had to say, along with the photographs. This approach of combining photographs and text has allowed her to more fully document human issues. Her first book "City Families: Chicago and London" that was written in 1976, collects photographs of working-class families from both sides of the Atlantic, along with essays describing the lives, hopes, and dreams of the families shown.
Banish's next two books "I Want to Tell You about My Baby" in 1982 and "A Forever Family" in 1992, are told from the viewpoints of children. In 2003 her book "Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV and AIDS" Banish addresses a tough issue with her typically direct use of text and photos. Roslyn has taught photography in colleges and workshops in the U.S., England and Italy. She lives and works in San Francisco.
(Eight-year-old Jennifer Jordan-Wong describes her adoptio...)1992
(A little boy explains his mother's pregnancy, the birth o...)1982
(More than 900,000 Americans are now living with the HIV v...)2003