Photo Stories: African Women and Kids
Affected by AIDS Share their Lives

Paper memories
Varlito, at home, spreads out photographs of his late parents.

comments from website visitors:

This brings tears to my eyes. So many people have only the paper memory of a photograph to tell their history. Seeing it in the hands of a child needs to focus us all to do something to prevent this preventable disease.
Mentone, CA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:34PM

I am deeply moved by this powerful image ó by its pictorial simplicity which conveys a story of such complex emotions. Is there any way one can obtain a print?
Susan Rennie
Venice, CA
Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:29AM

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author of this photograph:

Maputo project participant

people in this photograph:

Maputo project participant

publication details:

Posted 3:44PM on Thursday, August 16, 2007 Pacific Time


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Higher power

What I can say to my family, and my community, is that the most important thing is love, not money. Sometimes they say that they donít visit us because they have nothing to give us. We need love, not things. Even with money you can still feel alone inside.
Maputo project participant

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