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Access to Life: Russia

After the fall of the Soviet Union, a wave of drug use swept over Russia, addicting hundreds of thousands of young people. With heroin injection came the spread of HIV, rapidly infecting more than 1 million Russians. Russia’s is among the world’s most rapidly expanding AIDS epidemics, and frequently, those infected are diagnosed too late to be saved.

Access to life: Peru

AIDS in Peru has hit men who have sex with men, drug users, and commercial sex workers the hardest. Programs that make free AIDS treatment available require a person to pass “adherence” testing, showing that they have family or community support to help them stay on treatment.

Access to Life: Mali

In Mali, HIV is transmitted mainly through sex. Nearly 2% of Mali’s population of more than 12 million is infected.

Access to Life: India

India's AIDS epidemic has been fueled mainly by unprotected sex. Estimates are that more than 2.5 million Indians are living with HIV.

Access to Life: Haiti

Haiti and the Dominican Republic together account for 3/4 of HIV infections in the Caribbean.

2008 Olympic Athletes

Paolo Pellegrin photographed some of the worlds top athletes as they prepared for this year's Olympic Games in Beijing.

Vietnam

"I decided to be the one to show what was really going on in Vietnam. Here was something of profound importance. My goal was to present every aspect of the war in a digestible way between two covers of a book."

Middle East

“It’s not actually the dead, the physical destruction, that takes the toll: It’s this sense of this endless cycle. It’s hard to go and watch the similar sort of circumstances play themselves out over and over again.”

Chechnya / Iraq

“I’m embedded with the Americans in Iraq. As a Westerner, there is no more access to the insurgent’s side. I don’t claim to have any overview. History made my choice—it’s fine!”

Wakes

September was already a dark month for New Yorkers. Then the bull market died. Gilles Peress attended the memorials at the World Trade Center and at Wall Street.
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