Leslie Kaliades

1961–1999

Leslie Kaliades, a photographer featured in Visual AIDS’ new online art archive, died of AIDS April 28, 1999. After her 1992 diagnosis, Kaliades used photography not only to express but to treat her illness. “When Leslie had pneumonia,” said her mother, Dorothy Kaliades, “she took pictures of breezes in trees, to represent breathing.” Dorothy added that her daughter, a native New Yorker, “loved music, theater and everything Manhattan had to offer.” Kaliades had several shows in SoHo galleries and appeared on the cover of Body Positive.

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