We Are ALL the Face of HIV/AIDS by Randy Rogers

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Artist Statement

"In the midst of the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS, I was proud to see community based participatory research (CBPR) done in Durham, NC that methodically brought young Black adults (18-30), community members and social scientists together to have a real conversation about ways to decrease HIV infection via increasing awareness, examining reception and potential engagement in HIV biomedical research in this area of the country. Community input is a critical piece of the evolving and complex puzzle of HIV prevention. This puzzle of HIV can be solved with not only behavioral changes that put people at risk; it can also be resolved with attitude changes, as well. Our attitude about HIV and the people who are disproportionately infected plays a significant role in HIV prevalence and incidence around the world. We are all the face of HIV and together, we can change the “face” and the “state” of HIV." - Randy Rogers

freedom clay continues to celebrate the multi-dimensional facets and the plight of Black people in America by celebrating and affirming their beauty and humanity. This is largely done by creating paintings in response to what’s going on personally, socially and politically and how these contexts inform how individuals are perceived and treated in broader society. Vivid colors and freedom clay\'s ability to capture and provoke emotion in his faceless paintings have become unique characteristics to his aesthetic. As a proud and evolving self-taught artist from the south, freedom clay\'s earnest hope is his work continues to make people happy where they see themselves or others they may know in his creations, inspire life-affirming and critical conversations, while addressing, responding or reacting to disparate sociopolitical issues involving race, class, gender, stigma and sexuality.

About Power to the Poster

Power to the Poster seeks poster designs that are catalysts for change. They challenge where we've been and set a course for where we could go. It is our hope we add to the dialogue of what is next for America and the world. Launched in 2011 by Justin Kemerling.

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Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.