The haunting image of David Kirbys death, taken byjournalism student Therese Frare in 1990, becamean iconic image of the H...
David Kirbys mother, Kay, holds a photographof her son before AIDS took its toll. Kirby wasan AIDS activist born and raise...
"I started taking photos there for a school project," Frare says in an interview with Life, "and got to know the staff and...
Kirby died not long after Frare began shooting atthe hospice. She spent much more time, it turnsout, with Peta, a caretake...
As Petas health deteriorated in early 1992 — as hisHIV-positive status transitioned to AIDS — the Kirbysbegan to care for ...
Editor Ben Cosgrove describes this image of Petataken by Frare: Its just a masterful portrait of an obviously complex,stro...
Photos that changed the face of Aids
Photos that changed the face of Aids
Photos that changed the face of Aids
Photos that changed the face of Aids
Photos that changed the face of Aids
Photos that changed the face of Aids
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Photos that changed the face of Aids

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Photos that changed the face of Aids

  1. 1. The haunting image of David Kirbys death, taken byjournalism student Therese Frare in 1990, becamean iconic image of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that, bythen, had seen as many as 12 million peopleinfected.
  2. 2. David Kirbys mother, Kay, holds a photographof her son before AIDS took its toll. Kirby wasan AIDS activist born and raised in a small townin Ohio.
  3. 3. "I started taking photos there for a school project," Frare says in an interview with Life, "and got to know the staff and amazing people like Peta (above), who was volunteering and car "I started taking photos there for a school project," Frare says in an interview with Life, "and got to know the staff and amazing people like Peta (above), who was volunteering and caring for David."
  4. 4. Kirby died not long after Frare began shooting atthe hospice. She spent much more time, it turnsout, with Peta, a caretaker who himself was HIV-positive. Frare photographed Peta over the courseof two years, until he, too, died of AIDS.
  5. 5. As Petas health deteriorated in early 1992 — as hisHIV-positive status transitioned to AIDS — the Kirbysbegan to care for him, in much the same way that Petahad cared for their son in the final months of his life.
  6. 6. Editor Ben Cosgrove describes this image of Petataken by Frare: Its just a masterful portrait of an obviously complex,strong individual."

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