Takoma Park, MD
Eric has spent three decades documenting life in and around Takoma Park, Maryland, as the editor of the Takoma Voice (now in hiatus) and as the host of Talk of Takoma on Takoma Radio (WOWD-LP, 94.3 FM). He is an award-winning photographer and writer, working in the sphere of public health — specifically listening to the stories of people living with and affected by HIV.
Fellowship Project: Positive for Life. Stigma remains a huge issue and AIDS is the leading cause of death for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Positive for Life follows several young people in East Africa and Southern Africa as they explain how they came to terms with their HIV diagnosis and how it has changed them. The stories of young people in Africa will be contrasted with those of young people living with HIV in the United States where HIV prevalence is lower, but support networks are harder to find.