1998 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Gideon Mendel

Network Photographers

01 January, 1997

Orphans take care of each other.

According to the World Health Organization, 30 million people have been infected by the HIV virus. Nearly two-thirds of them live in Africa, south of the Sahara desert. Educational initiatives play an important role in raising public awareness of HIV and AIDS.

About the photographer

Gideon Mendel

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology and African history at the University of Cape Town. Following his studies he became a freelance photographer, photographing ch...

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