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Harm Reduction Portraits

In October 2014 participants at the 10th National Harm Reduction Conference in Baltimore, Maryland were invited to participate in a photo campaign. The photographs allowed each subject to address the very personal impact of drug-related harms (overdose, stigma, dependence) and harm reduction as it affected them, their friends,  families and community. Subjects were given a small placard on which they could express their viewpoints on the subject. A portrait was made of each person by the talented photographers at Luceo and paired, as a diptych, with their hand holding their own words. Roughly 400 diptychs were created. Since then they have been featured at the 58th Session of the United Nation’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna and in a number of publications.


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