A project to create a global portrait of HIV and AIDS through the eyes of the children ophaned by the disease. The Most Important Picture traveled to areas in Uganda heavily impacted by HIV and conducted workshops with teens affected by HIV and AIDS to teach them basic photography skills and empower them to tell their stories. 


The images and texts from this project highlight the people who are surviving, in spite of the fear, misunderstanding and discrimination that surround their disease. 


Download the project PDF.



I believe I can fly.
I took this image because I know one day, one time, I will fly and travel in some countries...

I also know that I can work hard in order to get to my goals.

Even if my parents are dead, I know I will fly through photography. 


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Recipient of the ASMP Grant

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© 2016, The Most Important Picture | Brendan Bannon Photography

I am called Makundu James

This is one of my happiest moments when I am socializing with young children. I love young children very much because I believe I once was also a child and if I had been hated and mistreated, I would not have been happy. Maybe I would have even died at my early age because of mistreatment. So I love them...very much and I also give them more time and care than adults.