A series of powerful and moving black and white portraits of AIDS activists taken from 1989 through 1998 by photographer Bill Bytsura.
“I was moved by the dedication of AIDS activists. I was in awe of the brave men and women who fought proudly on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. I had to record the faces and words of these people. They became my heroes and inspiration. Inspiration not only to create this amazing collection of photographs but also to find within myself the courage to raise my own voice. I took on this project so that we never forget these brave people and to recognize the role activism plays in our lives every day.
This work is about the people I met and fought alongside. It’s a tribute to those that were lost to AIDS. I will never forget them”