When I travel to a new country, I of course, whip out my camera. I don’t do selfies. I love photographing people crossing the streets. I love photographing architecture. I also love photographing signage. Signs can give you great insight into cultural scripts and norms, if you pay attention to them.
Currently, I am in Durban for the International AIDS conference. The city is covered in HIV and local signs alike and intermixed.
Below are the HIV/AIDS Conference banners that highlight the return of the conference to Durban which was last here in the year 2000. Back then that was the 8th International Conference, now we have hit the 21st conference.
Interestingly, I came across this van signage that advertises free medical male circumcision patient transport.
In a country with a history of apartheid, it was interesting to see this billboard on the highway. What does it mean for this country to put up such a billboard? Does it encourage dialogue? Could the Unites States use such a billboard?