1991 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Frank Fournier

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01 January, 1990

Nurses of the Victor Babès Hospital in Bucharest hold babies with AIDS waiting for chest X-rays.

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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