Communication News: Killing field

Photographer Don McCullin's stark images depict scenes from his visits to South Africa and Zambia in 2000 and 2004. The photographs, which form part of a Christian Aid exhibition, depict how anti-retroviral drugs have helped people with HIV/Aids. Some of the images will be juxtaposed to show how people near death in 2000 have been brought back from the brink by 2004 after anti-retroviral treatments. However, the photo above of a Zambian graveyard portrays the tragedy caused for those without access to the medicine. The drugs are free in parts of South Africa but cost an average of £6 per month in Zambia. The exhibition, 'Life Interrupted', opened at County Hall Gallery in London last Friday and runs until 9 January.

It coincides with the charity's report, 'If not now, when?', which was sent to national newspapers and the Government last week to urge increased action to tackle the pandemic as part of World Aids Day activities on 1 December.

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