Mary Berridge

December 5, 1996 - December 28, 1996

Image © Mary Berridge

Image © Mary Berridge

Image © Mary Berridge

Image © Mary Berridge

Mary Berridge

A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV

A couple of years ago, I had a job interviewing mothers with HIV/AIDS and their children for psychological research studies. Unlike the general public, I have been privy to intimate and detailed accounts of their struggles and successes in coping with their illness. As a photographer, I have tried to represent these women in a way which might dispel stereotypes and shed light on their little-known experiences. The photographs (along with the interviews of their subjects by the writer and activist River Huston) have recently been published as a book titled “A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV.”