First Timer (Eric Devlin - 2), 2002, Derek Jackson c-print, 8x10

Emily Nepon curated Help! Hold Me!, featuring Gregg Cassin, Preston McGovern, Joe Brainard, Michael Boroskey, Michael Golden, Derek Jackson, David King, and Angel Borrero.

Nepon says, "Studying these images for several months after choosing them, I'm still emotionally impacted by each one in a way that I rarely respond to art on museum walls. I chose these pieces because they made me catch my breath. Now, seeing them as a group, I think that each of the artists is giving us a wrestling match between power and vulnerability. The tensions in that false duality are exciting to me -- which parts are tender and which parts strong?" Read More.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Gregg Cassin

Preston McGovern

Joe Brainard

Michael Boroskey

Michael Golden

Derek Jackson

David King

Angel Borrero