VAVA honoring: Frank Jump, Sean Strub, Wendy Olsoff & Penny Pilkington
The 7th annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards
Honoring Frank Jump, Sean Strub, Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington
The Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards were presented to Frank Jump (photographer and creator of the Fading Ads of New York City campaign), POZ founder Sean Strub and PPOW gallery owners Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington. Actress Rosario Dawson (Rent, Kids, Sin City), HIV criminalization activist Edwin Bernard and Martha Wilson (in character as Barbara Bush) presented the honorees, respectively, with their awards.
The night was hosted by political comedian John Fugelsang and featured cabaret performances by Joey Arias and Daniel Isengart.
Music by DAIN (Audio Elements) & Stadenco (Verboten)
Silent Auction of artwork by Dotty Attie, Frank Jump, Wilson Hand Kidde, Annette Lemieux, Duane Michals, Hunter Reynolds, Eric Rhein, Thomas Ruff, Steed Taylor, Spencer Tunick, James Welling, Thomas Woodruff, and Lynne Yamamoto.