Eric Gottesman Helps AIDS Orphans Tell Their Stories in "Sudden Flowers"

February 26, 2015

By Dzana Tsomondo


“My name is Tenanesh Kifyalew. If I had my own house, I would give shelter to children like me who have lost their parents.”

Sudden Flowers, a new book that offers a unique look at the lives of AIDS orphans in Africa, is the result of a 15-year collaboration between the Massachusetts-based artist Eric Gottesman and a collective of children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gottesman worked with the children to create photographs, writing and recorded testimonies that reveal their personal experiences of losing parents...

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