Photojournalism at the Crossroads

Photojournalism at the Crossroads
Krisanne Johnson / Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund

Digital: Kickstarter
Photographer: Krisanne Johnson / Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund
Krisanne Johnson looked to Kickstarter, an online funding platform, to successfully raise the money that enabled her to return to Swaziland to complete her long-term project on HIV/AIDS. "For the past four years," Johnson explains, "I have been documenting young women coming of age amidst the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland. A tiny African kingdom of 1 million, Swaziland reports the highest percentage of HIV-positive people in the world, with the hardest hit being young women. For every two young Swazi women, one is HIV-positive. It should come as no surprise that average life expectancy has dropped from 61 years to almost 31 years over the past decade."

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