Alexandra Juhasz has been making and thinking about AIDS activist video since the mid-80s. She is the author of AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke, 1995), and a large number of AIDS educational videos including Living with AIDS: Women and AIDS (1987), Safer and Sexier: A College Student's Guide to Safer Sex (1991), and Video Remains (2005). Most recently she’s been engaging in online cross-generational dialogue with AIDS activists and scholars about the recent spate of AIDS imagery after a lengthy period of representational quiet. “AIDS Reruns: Becoming ‘Normal’? A Conversation on ‘The Normal Heart’ and the Media Ecology of HIV/AIDS,” with Ted Kerr, Indiewire, August 18, 2014 and “Home Video Returns: Media Ecologies of the Past of HIV/AIDS,” Cineaste (May 2014).
She is a Professor of Media Studies at Brooklyn College and recently current co-curated, with Jean Carlomusto and Hugh Ryan, Visual AIDS 2016 art show, EVERYDAY, and Day With(out) Art video program: Compulsive AIDS Video.
As a videomaker, she has made a large number of AIDS educational videos including Living with AIDS: Women and AIDS (1987), Safer and Sexier: A College Student's Guide to Safer Sex (1991), and most recently, Video Remains (2005).
Photo credit: Leon Mostovoy