Aids hat im schwulen Leben alles ver ndert Wie wir lieben, wie wir miteinander schlafen, wie wir uns selbst sehen Paul Schulz und Christian L tjens versammeln auf 250 Seiten Bilder aus drei Jahrzehnten Kampf, Sex und Sieg Aufw hlend, bewegend, wundersch n....
|Title||:||Positive Pictures: A Gay History|
|Publisher||:||Bruno Gm nder Verlag GmbH Auflage 1 Aufl 1 M rz 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
|File Size||:||975 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Positive Pictures: A Gay History Reviews
Ich habe "Positive Pictures" am Wochenende geschenkt bekommen und kann es seitdem kaum aus der Hand legen. Die Bilder und Texte die hier zusammengetragen wurden, gehören in ihrer Gesamtheit mit zum Eindringlichsten, was ich kenne. Geschichte wird für jeden erlebbar und nachvollziehbar, während man lacht, viel Neues erfährt und vielleicht auch die eine oder andere Träne vergießt. Die Lücken in der Darstellung, die wohl bewusst und für diesen Zweck gelassen wurden, füllt man mit eigenen Erinnerungen und Gedanken. Man kann das Buch wegen seiner Aufteilung in drei Jahrzehnte (1980er, 1990er und 2000er) von hinten nach vorne lesen oder - wie ich es tue -, immer mal wieder hier und dort hineinsehen und sich mitreißen lassen. Ich glaube "Positive Pictures" wird ein Standardwerk werden. Ein großartiges Buch!
The news is filled with the `cure' of a child born with AIDS so this book's release is particularly well timed. The History of HIV and AIDS is a short one and yet since it was first reported, just over thirty years ago, it has become one of the leading causes of death worldwide. For some the beginnings of this plague occurred before they were born: for everyone alive the devastation since the beginning is personally relevant. And it is not outside the scope of this book to report a timeline as it makes this important volume more significant.HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) probably transfers to humans in Africa between 1884 and 1924. HIV probably enters Haiti around 1966. 1970s: HIV probably enters the United States around 1970. African doctors see a rise in opportunistic infections and wasting. Western scientists and doctors remain ignorant of the growing epidemic. 1981: AIDS is detected in California and New York. The first cases are among gay men, then injecting drug users. 1982: AIDS is reported among haemophiliacs and Haitians in the USA. AIDS is reported in several European countries. The name "AIDS" - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - is created. Community organizations in the UK and USA promote safer sex among gay men. 1983: AIDS is reported among non-drug using women and children. Experts become more confident that the cause of AIDS is infectious. Three thousand AIDS cases have been reported in the USA; one thousand have died. 1984: Scientists identify HIV (initially called HTLV-III or LAV) as the cause of AIDS. Western scientists become aware that AIDS is widespread in parts of Africa. The world's first needle exchange program is set up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 1985: An HIV test is licensed for screening blood supplies. AIDS is found in China, and has therefore been seen in all regions of the world. 1986: More than 38,000 cases of AIDS have been reported from 85 countries. Uganda begins promoting sexual behavior change in response to AIDS. 1987: AZT is the first drug approved for treating AIDS. The UK and other countries act to raise awareness of AIDS. 1988: The American government conducts a national AIDS education campaign. Health ministers meet to discuss AIDS and establish a World AIDS Day. 1990: Around 8 million people are living with HIV worldwide, according to estimates made later.For gay men, AIDS changed everything. Just as it infected far too many of our bodies, HIV permanently altered how we live, how we love, how we have sex, how we see ourselves and others, and how others see us. Yet out of this horrible plague arose images capable not only of provoking heartbreak, but of inspiring righteous rage, awakening us to the beauty of gay life, and giving us the power to change the world for the better. POSITIVE PICTURES collects a breathtaking array of photographs chronicling the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its aftermath. Editors Paul Schulz and Christian Lütjens draw from three decades of images to paint a portrait of a community: a world of sex, art, tragedy, anger, protest, breakthroughs, and triumph. This is a book that should be required reading. It is a deeply moving combination of pictures and words but there is also the maintenance of perspective that keeps it alive. According to Paul Schultz, `Positive Pictures: A Gay History exists because Fran Lebowitz said: "Nobody ever says it, but AIDS caused gay marriage." Schulz wanted to find out if she is right. She is.' Grady Harp, May 13
This large portfolio of Gay & AIDS history is a really well done overview of the 80s, 90's and current events. The photos and artworks chosen are from the gay community's own members and bring together a wonderful portfolio of our story. This is a collector's must have!