"Delegates, XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, 2010"
The Delegates series consists of dozens of photographs of delegates walking the concourse at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. The images contrast a generic architectural space of transit with bits of individual gestures and fashion fragments. These moments of footwear and feverish sprints, briefcases and belated hellos, hint at cultural and personal specificities. But the figures also literally blur back toward anonymity, floating in and out of their gendered or professional particularities. The series then gains its strength from the endless ebb and flow of conference traffic juxtaposed across multiple images, evoking the burgeoning scale of the pandemic as well as the increased professionalization of our response.