Part of the A.R.T Show was the work of Gideon Mendel , widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary photojournalists.
We came up with a stainless steel structure to be able to support Gideon Mendel’s panoramic image.
Gideon Mendel was Born in South Africa,he moved to London in 1990, from where he has documented social issues in Africa and globally. Gideon Mendel
first began photographing the topic of AIDS in Africa in 1993. The images on this spiral span seven years in his work.
The panoramic image on the inner panel was made in 2003 as part of a project entitled The Harsh Divide, a collaboration
with Treatment Access Campaign (TAC). The self-portraits made by HIV positive individuals on the outer panel
were taken in 2010 as part of the Through Positive Eyes workshop, where 17 South Africans living with HIV photographed
their own lives.
The inner image was taken in the TAC office in Braamfontein in Johannesburg, and it happened partly through a
misunderstanding. Mendel had hoped to meet and photograph two individuals that morning in the TAC office.