- By: Raghav Chawla, Clegg Scholar
Words and figures are not enough to describe the misery that is caused by the AIDS pandemic. In his new exhibition, Life Interrupted, Don McCullin uses black and white photography to tell us the astounding stories of the people he has visited.
McCullin, a world renowned photojournalist, travelled to South Africa and Zambia in 2000 to document the lives of people living with HIV. Earlier this year, he returned to the same countries with Christian Aid, a UK and Irish development agency.
When trying to track down families he had met on his previous journey to Zambia, McCullin was devastated by his findings: most of the people he had seen last time had died.
Teresa was one of these. She died only three months after McCullin had taken her photograph, leaving behind two children, Aaron and Mavis. When McCullin met Aaron, now 14, he gave him his mother's photograph. At