Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.
The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.
A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase
A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase
*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*
All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.
P&P is not included in the above prices.
Like millions of others, my awareness of AIDs was initially awakened in the mid 80’s as a predominantly transmittable disease involving homosexual men and drug addicts, yet more than five decades earlier, it had taken off amongst the general African population. As a result, those involved in the fight against HIV began to emphasize aspects such as preventing transmission from mother to child, or the relationship between HIV and poverty, inequality of the sexes, and so on, rather than emphasizing the need to prevent transmission by unsafe sexual practices or drug injection. This change in emphasis resulted in more funding, but was not effective in preventing a drastic rise in HIV prevalence.
Most Africans cannot afford the lifesaving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) that have transformed AIDS in the West to a treatable and manageable disease. ARVs are miracle drugs. We take them for granted here in the West, but to an African family they are tragically out of reach because of cost and even by some governments.
The supermodel Iman, as a past Global Ambassador for ‘Keep a Child Alive’, spearheaded the thought provoking ‘I AM AFRICAN’ campaign. It was designed to spark a global conversation, turn heads and create a new level of engagement about the AIDS crisis by connecting each of us to our Motherland. The campaign speaks to the African ancestry we all share.