This is another image where the person's face draws me into the image. It illustrates the importance of captions. Without the caption I wouldn't have known that this image illustrates an ever growing issue in China. I was not aware that the number of AIDS victims in China is on the rise and mainly due to unsanitary medical practices. The caption really makes this image strike home with me. After reading the caption the image took on a completely new tone for me. I now know where the pain in his expression comes from, I can almost feel the desperation. The world needs more images like this so that we can better understand the world around us.
Pan Jirong who was infected with AIDS due to unsanitary blood plasma buying schemes and tainted transfusions in hospitals in China, takes part in a group meeting for people living with AIDS at a center for health education in Beijing, China Wednesday Nov. 22, 2006.