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Photo Info

Dimensions3000 x 4000
Original file size5.25 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Oct-11 14:46
Date modified18-Oct-11 08:34
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelEX-ZR100
Focal length53 mm
Focal length (35mm)300 mm
Max lens aperturef/3
Exposure1/125 at f/5.9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoomNot used


Positive and Negative Brotherhood This photo was taken in November of 2011 in central Swaziland. Two boys are walking home from school, one is HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Swaziland has a HIV prevalence between 26-33% percent depending on what study you are looking at. Everyone everywhere is living with or around it and yet it is still not openly discussed. These boys defy that norm though and that is partially due to the fact that they can't remember a time when things were different. The positive boy helps his brother with his schoolwork while the negative boy helps his brother to take his ARVs. Through the simple act of brotherhood, these two boys are helping a community fight stigma and helping to solidify the idea that HIV is a part of daily life.