In August 2012 I went to South Africa to shoot a TV commercial and the photo campaign for ‘Aids Fonds’; a Dutch charity organization to help those who suffer from Aids. The TV ad starred Bibi who is HIV positive. Bibi contracted the disease from her late husband who had unprotected sex with prostitutes. Unfortunately for Bibi, in South Africa, Aids is still considered a taboo and therefor has to keep her illness quiet or suffer the consequences of becoming a social outcast.
Early morning at Bibi´s house
Bibi cooking with her daughter
Bibi working in the streets of Johannesburg
Bibi in Nathareth´s house, where she receives the antiretroviral treatment