This exhibition is a timely reminder of how people came together to look after each other.
A book containing a collection of photographs documenting the treatment of patients on London’s first Aids wards will be released with an exhibition in November leading up to World Aids Day.
In 1993, Gideon Mendel spent a number of weeks photographing the Broderip and Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital. Photo: Gideon Mendel.
The Ward, which is published by Fitzrovia-based Trolley Books, contains candid photographs of patients, their friends and family, hospital staff, along with texts from doctors, nurses, other people who worked on the wards and friends of patients, including Julian Clary.
“In 1993, I spent a number of weeks photographing the Broderip and Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital as part of the Positive Lives project,” says Gideon Mendel who will be exhibiting his work at the hospital chapel — the only remaining part of the Middlesex which closed in 2005 and was demolished shortly after.
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