1991 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Frank Fournier

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01 January, 1990

A child ravaged by AIDS in his crib in the Victor Babès Hospital in Bucharest.

In Ceaucescu's Romania, procreation was stimulated and abortion and birth control forbidden. Unwanted babies often ended up in orphanages where, for want of a better method, they received blood transfusions to build them up.

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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