I recently had the opportunity to photograph activist Hydeia Broadbent for the cover of POZ Magazine. In 1984, Broadbent was born with HIV, and addicted to crack and heroin. She began her activism at the age of six by appearing on TV shows like Oprah and speaking at the National Institutes of Health. Currently, she works as an author and continues to speak internationally on the subject of HIV/AIDS.
I met Broadbent at my studio and did some quick change lighting setups for most of the portraits. We also walked around the grounds to get some additional photos.