We are thrilled that David Locke was asked to be among the chosen photographers andHeadshot London Photography – chosen to support the WORLD AIDS DAY happening on 1st of December.
“Put a Ribbon on it” campaign launched by National Aids Trust resulted in a photographic exhibition at London’s City Hall.
The exhibition includes powerful black and white images of supporters such as Ian McKellen, Andrew Scott, Marina and the Diamonds and rugby star and campaigner Ben Cohen wearing the red ribbon.
The campaign calls on the British public to challenge HIV stigma by wearing a red ribbon on World AIDS Day, in solidarity with the estimated 107,800 people living with HIV in the UK. HIV stigma is one of the biggest challenges people living with HIV face. In addition to the photographs there will be myth-busting HIV facts throughout the exhibition.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “This exhibition is about standing up for the rights of people with HIV and showing them they have our support. In London alone there are nearly 35,000 people living with HIV and we all need to put a ribbon on and do our bit to challenge prejudice and misconceptions.”
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT said: “With the exhibition we aim to convey a strong sense of solidarity, a call to arms. We want people to see it and be inspired to get involved, to put a ribbon on for World AIDS Day and wear it with pride.”
The free exhibition will run from 27 November – 2 December and will be open to the public.
To ensure you are wearing your red ribbon on World AIDS Day you can pick them up from H&M, Mac stores or NAT’s website. Or you can buy a special red ribbon brooches by Lulu Guinness and Shaun Leane featured in the portraits.