2001 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Honorable mention

Gideon Mendel

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01 December, 2000

Samkelisiwe Mquananaze sits with her son at her mother's home. Samkelisiwe was open about her HIV status in a society still stigmatizing people living with HIV or Aids. She said that by being frank about her condition she could help educate her community and save others. Samkelisiwe died a month after the photograph was taken.

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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