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


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The house is small - in Cape Town

A Venice Arts crew of photographers went to South Africa in 2006 to teach photography skills to 15 HIV positive women, recent moms, or moms-to-be, who reside in the townships of Cape Town. These extraordinary women documented their lives and shared their stories.

In this web video, listen to project organizers talk about the teaching experience, and view scenes of the women at work photographing their life in their homes and neighborhoods. For more images and stories, visit the project website.

making stories with the women in cape town

mediastream topic: Cape Town

Nwabisa Ndlokovane

The Welcome is Big
Nwabisa Ndlokovane

Woman in Enkanini
Funeka Nceke

Birth at Maternity Clinic
Yolanda Tsini

Sorrow and Surprise
Thembisa Mdatyulwe

In the Shabeen
Thabile Kwezi

Nolukholo’s House
Phumza Brikwa

Phumza Brikwa

School Girl
Nwabisa Ndlokovane

Nozandulela Samela


latest activity in Cape Town

related links South Africa country information
Global HIV/AIDS - The CDC's Emergency Plan in South Africa
UNICEF - South Africa information portal page
UNICEF - South Africa country page


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I want the world to see my photos and to come and see me, to see that I am a good friend and have a warm heart.
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