GENERATION OF CHANGE: Portraits of HIV & AIDS Activists from MENA

The Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region is in turmoil. The trajectory and consequences of the current political, social and economic transformations rippling across the region will become clear in the years ahead. Meanwhile, the region is also experiencing one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world.

In this context of change, a new generation of HIV & AIDS activists is taking over. Young women and men, full of energy and talent, are leading the way – especially members of key affected populations and their allies. Collectively, these individuals are challenging the factors driving the epidemic, harnessing the tremendous energy of the changes underway in the MENA region, and shaping a new and dynamic HIV response.

Moroccan photographer Nour Eddine Tilsaghani produced a series of optimistic portraits of some of these new leaders as a tribute to the GENERATION OF CHANGE.

From 22 to 27 July 2012, MENA Networking Zone, Global Village, IAC 2012 Washington DC

Nour Eddine Tilsaghani is a Moroccan photographer and director living in the city of Marrakech. He is interested in the related fields of photography and film-making. The artist has several participations in various international exhibitions of photographers. He has also made solo exhibitions in Morocco and worldwide, most recently: “Big Apple, carnets d’un voyage à New York” and “Clin d’œil, du corps à l’image”. Tilsaghani was awarded many prizes in the fields of photography and video.