Living Proof

Courage in the Face of AIDS

At the time of its publishing in 1994, Living Proof offered unprecedented insight into the astounding strength of the human spirit when confronted with the illness, pain, loss, and death associated with the AIDS crisis. After losing a close friend to AIDS, Jones began photographing and interviewing people who were “living positively” with the disease, determined to show the world that AIDS didn’t have a single face; it could be, and was, all of us. The vivid and life-affirming portraits that came out of this project illustrate the self-confidence and wisdom of ordinary people facing their mortality, questioning their priorities, and living life to the fullest.