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Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV:  – A workshop with Frank Jump @ NYPL East 125th Street, Harlem



Thursday, March 13, 2014

AT 3:30PM–4:30PM


Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV: ‘The City’ Reveals a Metaphor for Survival – A workshop with Frank Jump

“Learning you have a virus that may ultimately kill you changes the way you see the world,” says photographer Frank Jump. It was with this in mind that he began to see and interact with the world differently. In this workshop Frank will share his journey bringing together, the city, art and survival and by the end you will be invited to see the world differently and have new skills on how to share your vision.

Programs are free and begin at 3:30pm.
No previous art experience is required.
Materials will be provided.
Ages 12 to 18

Frank H. Jump, is a photographer whose work has been exhibited at the New-York Historical Society, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and featured by The New York Times, The London Observer, Archaeology Magazine, New York Magazine, and many other publications. Jump is the author of Fading Ads of New York City (History Press, 2011) and the Fading Ad Blog. He is an Instructional Technology specialist at the New York City Department of Education. Jump is a long-term survivor of HIV and a founding member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP. He has been a member of the Visual AIDS archive since 1997 and was the 2012 recipient of the Visual AIDS Vanguard Award (VAVA Voom).

Visual AIDS teams up with the New York Public Library to present a series of artist workshops for young adults in conjunction with their exhibition, WHY WE FIGHT: Remembering AIDS Activism. This series of interactive workshops, lead by artists living with HIV, will take place at library branches across Manhattan and the Bronx. Participants will gain artistic and creative skills, and learn more about HIV/AIDS history and activism.

MAC AIDS Fund is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Why We Fight exhibition and related programming.This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, with additional support from the LGBT Initiative of The New York Public Library. Time Warner is a founding supporter of the LGBT Initiative.Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV:  – A workshop with Frank Jump — Visual AIDS.

Not Fade Away – Fading Ad Campaign – by Jim Sayegh – December 31, 2009

Signs and vines weather and grow.
Brick, pigment, plant and lime-
Tenuously intertwined through time.
As paint degrades and image fades,
Soft tones evolve
From salmon pinks and jades-
Into sand and grime.

– Frank H. JumpFading Ad Campaign

Highly skilled television director with wide-ranging experience • Multi-camera studio drama • Live, multi-camera news, talk, and lifestyle • Single camera location drama • Single camera news and sports features • Extensive special effects and post-production • Production and technical systems consultant • Control Room and post-production AD


  • multi-camera studio directing, control room and post-production AD  –LinkedIn

Mr. Sayegh has a BA in Journalism from New York University and is currently an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College where he is completing his Masters in Fine Arts.

Layers Upon Layers of New York’s Fading Ads | Ditmas Park Corner

Coney Island Avenue – © Frank H. Jump

Frank Jump takes pictures of faded advertisements that recall an older New York. He’s taken simple pictures for a decade, providing an unparalleled connection to a century of history.

“I worked there,” wrote Tony in April 2009 when he saw the faded ad for Coney Island Rubbish Removal from the corner of Cortelyou Road and Coney Island Avenue (pictured above). “I drove roll from ‘75 to ‘86 with Studdering John, Fat Vinny, Dirty Ronnie. Anyone remember those guys?”

Two years later, as if out of the blue, Fat Vinny’s family found the picture, read Tony’s comment and answered that Vinny had died. Soon, Big Jim’s daughter delivered news of his death a decade ago. She hoped to talk to his own co-workers about his life.

The dead returned to life, even if very briefly, thanks to a Frank Jump’s picture of almost illegible chipped green paint in Ditmas Park.

Frank’s Fading Ad Blog started in 1999 as an all-HTML web site documenting a century’s worth of vintage mural ads on brickfaces in New York City. The vast collection of fading ads add up to a time machine that can bring you into close contact with the people and ideas of 20th century Gotham.

“I’m documenting a sign advertising a product that is no longer produced,” says Frank, “developed by a person no longer alive, painted by an ad company that is no longer in business.”

Beyond the peeling paint, there are layers upon layers of humanity, ideas and evidence to examine in fading ads. – BY PATRICK ON OCTOBER 17, 2012

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Layers Upon Layers of New York’s Fading Ads | Ditmas Park Corner.

Urban Landscape Collage – Red Hook, DeKalb Market, Lower East Side, Williamsburg


Jump on Flatbush

Photography Club with Students

Uncle Frank – Featured Guest – Rosario Dawson

© Rosario Dawson

This is on a canal boat across from my flat! Love from London!

Back atcha Rosa! Miss you.

Coney Island Dawn – Frank H. Jump, Lemmy Caution & Noah E. Pardo

From the upcoming film Signs of Discoloration © Frank H. Jump

Frank H. Jump – Cinematography, Dr. Andrew Irving – Editing, Noah E. Pardo – Music

Visual AIDS: ReMixed Messages – Washington DC

Visual AIDS & Transformer proudly present:

ReMixed Messages

Hosted by
Fathom Gallery
1333 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005

July 24 – August 4, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, July 24, 7-9 pm
Curator’s Talk at 6:30pm • Sponsored by Accordia Global Health Foundation

CLOSING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 2, 6-8 pm
Artist’s Talk with Tim Tate at 6:30pm • Sponsored by the Logan Circle Community Association

ReMixed Messages, an exhibition of over thirty text-based works reflecting reactions to and connections through HIV/AIDS across generations, curated by John Chaich. Including multimedia works by:

Robert Blanchon • Paul Chisholm • Cammi Climaco • Amanda Curreri • Craig Damrauer • Joe De Hoyos • Chloe Dzubilo • John Giorno • Felix Gonzalez-Torres • Nolan Hendrickson • Linda Hesh • Lisa Iglesias • James Jaxxa • Frank H. Jump • Jayson Keeling • Larry Krone • Sam McKinniss • Maggie Michael • Ivan Monforte • J. Morrison • Nightsweats & T-cells • Yoko Ono • Jack Pierson • Hunter Reynolds • Kay Rosen • Tim Tate • Charlie Welch • David Wojnarowicz • Rob Wynne

First presented as Mixed Messages at La MaMa La Galleria, New York City in 2011, this DC exhibition co-produced by Visual AIDS and Transformer is remixed for the International AIDS Conference 2012. Catalogue available.

EXHIBITION HOURS at Fathom Gallery:
Tuesday, July 24 – Friday, July 27, 2-6 pm
Saturday, July 28, 12-6 pm
Tuesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 4, 11-3 pm


The Adventures of Ferdinand & Franco

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

VAVAVOOM! The Seventh Annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards — Monday — May 14, 2012 • 6:00 – 9:00 PM

VAVA VOOM • A Night of Cabaret
Monday May 14, 2012 • 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Frank Jump presented by Rosario Dawson
Wendy Olsoff & Penny Pilkington presented by Martha Wilson
Sean Strub presented by Urvashi Vaid

Performances by Joey Arias and Daniel Isengart
Hosted by John Fugelsang

Silent Art Auction
Dotty Attie, Frank Jump, Wilson Hand Kidde, Annette Lemieux, Duane Michals, Hunter Reynolds, Eric Rhein, Thomas Ruff, Steed Taylor, Spencer Tunick, James Welling, Thomas Woodruff, and Lynne Yamamoto.

Raffle Prizes
Hotel Fauchère Relais & Chateaux
Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith & Mosley Tribes Sunglasses
New York Health and Racquet Club

Individual Tickets: $275 – $500
Tables: $3,000 – $5,000
Proceeds support Visual AIDS’ work utilizing art to provoke dialogue about HIV, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy because AIDS is not over.

Purchase tickets online

Or by phone, contact Amy Sadao at (212) 627-9855