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Gideon Mendel - The Harsh Divide: Treatment Action Campaign Office, 2003

Gideon Mendel (1959-)
The Harsh Divide: Treatment Action Campaign Office (2003)
Digital photographic print, mounted between metal and glass / 440 X 2400 mm
CCAC #0418

Donated by the artist

During Mendel's visit to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) office in Johannesburg, 24 people were photographed as a protest against government policies that prohibited access to generic antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment. A Constitutional Court judgment in 2002, in favour of the TAC, led to an extensive treatment programme.

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