A city in the grip of AIDS

In the first half of the 1980s, AIDS ravaged communities in Amsterdam as the city (and the world) learned more about the illness. It was the time of the introduction of the buddy system, memorial quilts and the launch of large-scale events in remembrance of AIDS victims; a time of fear and sadness. It was also, as seen on many of the photographs featured in the exhibition, a time of love and hope and the will to live.