The camera as silent companion – Medicine

  • Andrea Diefenbach and Hans Jäger
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

In 2006, photographer Andrea Diefenbach from Wiesbaden travelled to the Ukrainian port city of Odessa and photographed people carrying the HIV virus. After Russia, Ukraine had one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in Europe and Central Asia at that time. Her photographs show in a sensitive but vivid way the respective living conditions and everyday fears of the sick. In conversation with Dr. Hans Jäger, who treated the first HIV patients in New York in the 1980s, the focus will be on the power of photographic images in relation to the medical-historical and social role of the disease.

place: Institute for Psychology, Lecture Hall II, Hauptstraße 47-51, 69117 Heidelberg
Language: German

The dialogue series is a cooperative event of the German-American Institute, the Institute for European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and the Biennale for Contemporary Photography.

With the kind support of the city of Heidelberg, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Friedrich Foundation

Admission is free.