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In Access to Life, eight of the world's leading photojournalists, all members of Magnum Photos, follow thirty individuals in nine countries before, and four months after, they begin the antiretroviral treatment, documenting the transformative effect on their bodies, their lives, and the lives of their families. Here are the faces, voices, and stories representing millions of people who would otherwise be dead if not for access to free lifesaving drugs. But there are also the stories of those individuals for whom treatment came too late—showing how the fight to bring access to AIDS treatment is still a difficult one.

Photographers and their subjects include: Jonas Bendiksen (Haiti), Jim Goldberg (India), Alex Majoli (Russia), Steve McCurry (Vietnam), Paolo Pellegrin (Mali), Gilles Peress (Rwanda), Eli Reed (Peru), and Larry Towell (South Africa and Swaziland).

Desmond Tutu (preface) is the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Cape Town. He is a member of the UN advisory panel on genocide prevention and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 310
  • Size: 9.5 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: Aperture
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • ISBN: 9781597111058

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In Access to Life, eight of the world's leading photojournalists, all members of Magnum Photos, follow thirty individuals in nine countries before, and four months after, they begin the antiretroviral treatment, documenting the transformative effect on their bodies, their lives, and the lives of their families. Here are the faces, voices, and stories representing millions of people who would otherwise be dead if not for access to free lifesaving drugs. But there are also the stories of those individuals for whom treatment came too late—showing how the fight to bring access to AIDS treatment is still a difficult one.

Photographers and their subjects include: Jonas Bendiksen (Haiti), Jim Goldberg (India), Alex Majoli (Russia), Steve McCurry (Vietnam), Paolo Pellegrin (Mali), Gilles Peress (Rwanda), Eli Reed (Peru), and Larry Towell (South Africa and Swaziland).

Desmond Tutu (preface) is the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Cape Town. He is a member of the UN advisory panel on genocide prevention and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 310
  • Size: 9.5 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: Aperture
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • ISBN: 9781597111058

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