1991 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Frank Fournier

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01 January, 1990

An abandoned child ravaged by AIDS in a Romanian orphanage.

Over a quarter of the children in Romanian orphanages are infected with AIDS. The cause is a lack of clean needles and the practice of giving under-nourished children transfusions of blood untested for AIDS contamination.

About the photographer

Frank Fournier

Frank Fournier (Saint-Sever, France, 1948) completed several years of medical training before he decided to become a professional photographer. In 1975, he moved to New York City...

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