Talk with Andrea Diefenbach and Dr. Hans Jäger as part of the dialogue series "Photography & Science"

Andrea Diefenbach, Natascha, Aids in Odessa, 2006 I © Andrea Diefenbach

19/03/2020, 6.00 p.m.

The camera as silent companion
Andrea Diefenbach/Hans Jäger

In 2006, photographer Andrea Diefenbach travelled from Wiesbaden to the Ukrainian port city Odessa where she photographed people carrying HIV. Apart from Russia, Ukraine had one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in Europe and Central Asia at that time. Her sensitive yet expressive photographs show lives between courage, confidence and fear. A conversation with Dr. Hans Jäger, who treated the first HIV patients in New York in the 1980s, will explore the influence of photographic images in relation to the historical medical as well as social role of the disease.

→ Heidelberg University, Psychologisches Institut, Hörsaal II, Hauptstraße 47-51, 69117 Heidelberg / entrance free of charge
The talk will be held in German.

Within the framework of an eight-part dialogue series in Heidelberg, photographic artists and scientists from different disciplines will talk about the potential of photography to blur the boundaries between the two spheres. Further information about the event can be found here.

Every talk will be recorded and will soon be available on

The conversation between Anton Corbijn and Robin Curtis can be found here