A Tragic Hecatomb
Cover American Photo. March/April 1993
In 1983, it began with a rumor. Some mystery illness. They called it 'gay cancer.' In less than five years, the rumor became the AIDS epidemic, which would decimate the world's artistic community. In 1993, with David Schoenauer, Carol Squiers and Andy Grundberg, we decided to devote a special issue to the people we lost in the world of photography. Every artist we asked to participate submitted moving a tribute. 2013 is the 30th anniversary. There was a period of five years where not a month, not a week, went by without a funeral. It is our duty to remember.