Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My True Vision Photography Proudly Announces Partnership with AID Atlanta for New National Campaign

Image from the Upcoming From Where I Stand Coffee Table Book.  Photo by Carlton Mackey.

My True Vision Photography is proud to announce its partnership with AID Atlanta in the release of AID Atlanta’s new national campaign, From Where I Stand.

AID Atlanta’s mission is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community.  Its new campaign, From Where I Stand, is set to be released in November in an effort to reach young black gay men and show that “the stories of young black gay men cannot be told through statistics.”

The AID Atlanta organization was formed in 1982 out of the devastation that occurred when the HIV/AIDS crisis reached Atlanta. However, what began as a small, grass-roots campaign quickly turned into the Southeast’s largest AIDS service organization.  Since then, AID Atlanta has remained true to its mission.

The motivation behind AID Atlanta's From Where I Stand campaign came from a new study released Aug. 3, 2011 by the Centers for Disease Control showing a 48% increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS infections (2006-2009) among black men who have sex with men.  (GA Voice Cover Story)

Upcoming Billboard Ad - From Where I Stand Campaign
Headed by Charles Stephens, the From Where I Stand campaign will consist of a website, coffee table book, billboard ads, and a documentary. Other members of the campaign team include: Clinton Jolliffi, Craig Washington, Steven Igarashi, Andre Toone, and Chase Andrews.  For photographic images and the visual narrative of the campaign, they partnered with Carlton Mackey of My True Vision Photography.

Kari and Carlton Mackey are the husband and wife photography team who own My True Vision Photography.  The couple believes in the power of art as a vehicle for positive social change.  They utilize their company as an extension of their community and civic engagement.  Carlton Mackey also serves on the board of directors of Wonderroot and is the Chair of the Ethics & the Arts Initiative at the Emory University Center for Ethics.

To support this campaign, please visit www.facebook.com/fromwhereistandatl

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