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After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images

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Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words “Silence = Death.” The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used—and misused—to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence = Death and member of th ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by University of California Press
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Larry-bob Roberts
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While many are familiar with some of the graphics associated with ACT UP, like the Silence = Death pink triangle poster and the Read My Lips graphics, what this book does is give the backstory of the collective processes that led to the creation of these powerful works. I’d had a copy of Douglas Crimp’s 1990 book AIDS Demo Graphics since its publication, but while that book shows the images and chronologically lists the demonstrations they were used at, the process of their creation is omitted; ...more
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This book kept blowing me away. Any activist who wants to effect change, right now, but is not sure what they can do to help the world's many, many problems, should pick up this book to be inspired by one person's journey through collective action during one of our country's darkest hours. This brought me to tears many times, and is helping to fuel my fire.
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Avram Finkelstein is an artist, activist and writer living in Brooklyn, and a founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives, and is featured in the artist oral history project at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. His book, After Silence: A History of AIDS Through its Images, is available through University of California Press. He has work in the permanent collections of ...more