HIV/AIDS Crisis Through An Atlanta Photographer's Lens

Jun 27, 2017

Atlanta is the fifth-highest metro area for new HIV diagnoses, according to federal dataA collection at Emory University sheds light on the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s by showcasing photos by Atlanta photographer Billy Howard. He documented dozens of people who were HIV positive and asked them to write a reflection on their photograph. We talked with Howard about the exhibit, and we heard from Doug Lothes, who in 1987 agreed to be photographed for the collection. We also checked in with AID Atlanta executive director Nicole Roebuck about why infection rates are so high in the Atlanta metro area.