"Initiated by documentary photographer Ann Meredith, 'Until That Last Breath: WomenWith AIDS' portrays the transitions, struggles, hopes and fears experienced by women who have AIDS. This traveling exhibition features 53 of Meredith's black-and-white photographs of women in the San Francisco area who have the disease. The photographs are accompanied by biographical information, quotes and a 30-minute videotape of five of these women created by Margo Dean, Lyn Gentry, Harsha Kahm and Heredith.
In order to expand the scope and impact of "Until That Last Breath" in the cities included on the exhibition itinerary, Meredith formed a network of women artists who would establish community-based projects involving women with AIDS. For the New York stop, Meredith contacted Janet Goldner to coordinate a project for women with AIDS at at Beth Israel's Infectious Disease Clinic to work with women artists. Documentation, including sculptures by the women with AIDS, will also be included in the exhibition. After its presentation at The New Museum, the exhibition will travel to San Jose, California; Los Angeles; Red Wood City, California; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.