SISCHY, the editor in chief of Interview and a contributing
editor to Vanity Fair, was among the first to commission
photographic art dealing with the AIDS crisis. Here, Sischy
discusses the milestones in the history of AIDS and photography
- - and remembers the weekend in July of 1981 when she and her
houseguests, Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Wagstaff, reacted to
the first news item about a mysterious new disease.
INTERVIEWER: David Friend
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