Peter Bregg’s photo of Changu Mwachingwala appeared in PhotoSensitive’s HIV: Positive exhibition and was subsequently published in Maclean’s Magazine.
This grandmother was looking after her 20 grandchildren after their parents had died of AIDS. When the photo was taken, Changu was struggling to feed the children during a drought that had hit her crop of maize.
After seeing the photo, a reader contacted Peter and made a donation to the grandmother, which directly helped her and her grandchildren survive this potentially fatal situation.
PhotoSensitive is a non-profit collective of photographers committed to using black-and-white photography to address social issues. PhotoSensitive’s new exhibition, Picture Change, is a Toronto-based show dedicated to highlighting the ways that photography makes a difference in the world by provoking action, reflection, or even a change in a policy or law.