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d e s i r e

Contact Sheet 103 Contemporary Photography from the Visual AIDS Archive,
curated by Ernesto Pujol featuring 14 photographers.
Light Work, Syracuse, New York
32 pages
9" x 10"

desire includes works from Bern Boyle, Bruce Cratsley, Jimmy De Sana, John Dugdale, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, Michael Harwood, Edward Lightner, Mark Morrisroe, Luna Luis Ortiz, Tara Popick, Ferenc Suto, Jorge Veras, Joel Wateres, and Albert J. Winn.

"desire documents a compelling exhibition which confronts our perception of artists living with disease. Whether behind or before the camera, these photographers play with notions of desire and sensuality, seducing the viewer with beguiling, romantic, realistic, and, for some people perhaps, shocking invocations of a universal human urge."

-- Barbara Hunt, Director Emeritus, Visual AIDS

"desire does co-exist with death; the body of a young man with HIV or AIDS is still the body of a young man. The self-portrait of an artist with HIV or AIDS is not completely defined by that laboratory fact. Thus, these are works that refuse to be encased by that news; they put forth too much beauty and elicit too much desire for that."

-- Ernesto Pujol, Curator

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excerpts from desire >

Bern Boyle
"Portrait of Michael Wilson"
6" x 4" postcard
Bern Boyle, Portrait of Michael Wilson, 1989
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Mark Morrisroe
"Baby Steffanelli"
16" x 11" color photograph
Mark Morrisroe, Baby Steffanelli, 1985
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Jimmy De Sana
dimensions unknown,
cibachrome glossy print
Jimmy De Sana, Auto, 1980
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Albert Winn
"My Life Until Now"
39" x 49" black and white print
Albert Winn, My Life Until Now, 1991
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