On October 29 the auction to benefit Designers Against Aids at Campo & Campo took place. I participated with the photograph "Yevpatorija, Ukraine, 2008". At the same time the book 'Designers against AIDS: The First Decade' was launched, containing over 150 contributions of artists, photographers and writers. The book looks back on past initiatives and campaigns, covering all the highlights and the most beautiful images.
The initiative Designers against AIDS (DAA) began ten years ago. Since then it has manifested itself with fashion campaigns such as Fashion against AIDS, in which it collaborated with several fashion houses, the best photographers and designers and stars from the rock and pop culture, who all lent themselves for the good cause – making people aware about HIV/AIDS in a positive way and removing the stigma of being seropositive by the creation of beauty.
The book 'Designers against AIDS: The First Decade' is published by Ludion. Peter Piot, former chairman of UNAIDS, the philosopher and writer Alain de Botton and Ninette Murk herself wrote the texts. The cover photo is by Erwin Olaf while a FAA campaign poster featuring German band Tokio Hotel will be inserted in every book.
Softcover / English / 25 x 35 cm / 190 pp. / 29,90 euro / ISBN 978-90-5544-841-8
Design / Concept by BaseDesign
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, photo agency Hollandse Hoogte has asked their photographers to document a day in the life of a 25-year-old. I spent a day with my neighbour Deborah Vercammen, born August 29, 1985, who lives with her mother in Borgerhout, Antwerp. She is a nurse in a closed ward, and spends a lot of time with her two dogs Mazou and Dario, and her boyfriend Mike. Since Deborah is a big fan of Michael Jackson, the most shocking news in het life was his death in 2009.
GUP Magazine published part of my story in their Anniversary Issue (n°27).
To Hollandse Hoogte
I had a talk about my book and exhibition 'Red Journey' on the Stadsradio Breda (NL) last week. Click here to hear it. Spoken in Dutch. www.stadsrtvbreda.nl