Art, Photography

Luna Luis Ortiz -portraits until I die

Luna Luis Ortiz was born into art with a father whom had a fondness for photography in New York City 1972. Ortiz always had a flair for arts with drawing and painting. In 1986, he was infected with HIV at the age of 14 from his first sexual experience. Thereafter he picked up one of […]

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Art, Events

Eric Rhein – AIDS-Vitality-Creation: an artist’s journey

On July 28th Eric Rhein gave an artist talk at the 21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, in Vienna Austria. AIDS-Vitality-Creation: an artist’s journey It was a lively evening in honor of New York artist Eric Rhein who shared his creative voyage, influences, vulnerabilities, and discoveries through three decades of living with HIV. The artist addressed themes of resilience, […]

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Art, Photography

Luis Carle

Luis Carle moved to New York from Puerto Rico in 1984 and studied photography at Parsons.  It was particularly exciting and full of experiences in which he found many outlets for his creativity as a photographer and he eventually formed relationships with both editorial and commercial clients in both New York and Puerto Rico.  Since, he […]

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Art, Photography

“Wisdom that might have been”

Ray Cook is an openly gay HIV+ photographer, who was already open about his sexuality when it was still illegal. He began taking pictures when HIV started affecting his circle of friends and himself in the late 80s and had actually never thought of becoming a photographer before that. He usually works with medium and large […]

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Stuff

“KIDS”

article by Raisa Desypri   Styling tips and the “lower” side of New York in Larry Clark’s KIDS: Kids come to play: The beginning In 1995 a film portrayal of New York’s 90’s teenage subculture hit the theaters. Kids came to shake us from our seats. Watching it when it came out felt like sneaking an […]

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