Gideon Mendel, 1996 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant Recipient

Building upon the success of his work on the AIDS epidemic in his native South Africa, London-based photographer Gideon Mendel received the grant to complete a body of work that will be pan- African in its scope. Through this greater coverage he hopes to reach a wider audience, and to combat the indifference with which he feels the servitude, fear and extortion.”