Published February 11, 2013
Making iPhone photos and publishing them through Instagram seemed like an honest way to give an alternate perspective to the issue of HIV in the Garifuna communities. People would often giggle when I started taking their picture and joke about the prospect of seeing themselves on Facebook. Most people, regardless of their income, had cell phones and some sort of access to the Internet and to Facebook. What I wanted was to create a more informal perspective of an issue that permeates life in many of the communities that I visited. People have weekly support meetings, visit the health clinic, and take daily medication. This is a view of how living with HIV has become integrated into the daily life in the Garifuna communities of Honduras.