This was my submission piece to Visual AIDS 2017- Post Cards from the edge. I became involved with HIV/AIDS back in 2007 when I worked on a documentary that explores how HIV/AIDS orphans lived in Thailand, Uganda, Brazil, and the USA called Tiny Tears. I later became a camp counselor for Camp Dreamcatcher in Philadelphia, a summer retreat for kids who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp quickly became an important place for me, and every year I return is always an unique experience. I am a co-counselor for the 5-7 year old boys, and we have an amazing group of young guys. I missed camp for the last two years due to work, but I am still part of their ongoing outreach and teen leadership programs.
I was walking into a building on 26th street and I saw the open call, and it felt compelled to do it. Maybe it was a desire to reconnect with my camp family, though quietly in my studio. The postcard is a format I really love, so it was a fun experience to create and submit.