When Tom Antonik was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s, he expected to die a young man. All around him, people he cared about were dying and he never dreamed that he might have a different fate. But he did and he’s now old enough to share his personal perspective on aging.
It may not be the epidemic it once was in the United States, but people are still living with and being diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. That’s why Frannie Peabody Center in Maine still provides services and still hosts World AIDS Day events.
Take a moment and look at this portrait. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters. I met Aimee at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, where her portrait hangs in the exhibit SeeingME: Profiles of […]