The Fire Within Biography of John Ranard

John Ranard's photographic essay "Inside a High-Risk Community" won the American Pictures of the Year 1997 journalism award for Issue Reporting Picture Story. His photographs of the Russian HIV epidemic have been used by Medecins Sans Frontieres to promote public health including the recent "Access to Medicines" campaign. He photographed the "Protect Yourself" brochure printed by UNAIDS in 1997 directed towards IV drug users in Ukraine. In 1998 he received a photography contract from the International Harm Reduction Development program - Open Society Institute to photograph the HIV-drug crisis in Russia. Other published works by Ranard include "Forty Pounds of Salt/Pood Soli"; "A Gathering of the Tribes", New York, 1995; and "On Boxing" by Joyce Carol Oates, Doubleday, New York, 1987.