Event details

30th April - 2nd May 2012
La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall

About the event

A Photographic Exhibition featuring the work of Matthew Willman

Over the course of a decade, South African photographer Matthew Willman has documented
those who must live with HIV/AIDS on a daily basis, be they individuals or organizations. This
exhibition reflects his experiences, sensitivity and understanding of the ethical challenges that this
type of documentation entails.
Matthew Willman has a God-given talent as a storyteller and photographer. He says about the
exhibition: “HIV/AIDS is a human story. The exhibition aims to tell this story through the visual
medium, moving away from statistics and offering personal insights so as to allow the audience
an opportunity to engage and develop a better understanding of the commitment, passion and
faith that communities and individuals possess in overcoming this huge challenge". He works in
small communities, close to those who are affected, and speaks from the grass-roots.
Through his work, Willman aims “to communicate the burning commitment that South African
individuals, local communities and organisations show in their encounters with the pandemic”. He
wants to show an Africa that is standing up and taking responsibility.

Exhibitor information


Monday 30 April 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 1 May 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 2 May 10 am - 6 pm