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Artist Jason Dilley was inspired to create Project Face to Face© in 1988, when he was volunteering at San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS Ward 5-A. Mainstream news media at the time put the spotlight on only three main categories of people living with AIDS: drug addicts, African-Americans, and people who engaged in same-gender sex. Dilley sought to examine - and to humanize - those who had otherwise become stereotyped by this focus.

The inaugural showing of the exhibit was at Smithsonian Institution before it travelled to multiple state, municipal, and educational institutions for display. ABC's Good Morning America featured the project on World AIDS Day in 1993. Project Face to Face© has been hosted at over 60 colleges in the USA and at the 7th International AIDS Conference at Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy.

Unheard Voices of America® is an educational program that explores sexual abuse and healing. The elements of the project - full body portrait castings, cold-cast bronze and Hydrocal® face castings - are accompanied by audio narrative from the survivors in English and Spanish. It also features a community forum wall.

Project Spotlight
Most recent work and tours

     Baker Places, INC. providing a       comprehensive array of high       quality services to adults with       mental health, substance abuse,     and HIV/AIDS related issues. 

      San Francisco, CA  2016-17B,


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA April, 2015


  • Male, Retreat, Ben Lomond, CA, March 2015


  • Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, October 2014


  • University of Notre Dame, April 2014 


  • National Association of College Activities, Nat'l Convention, Boston, February, 2014


Hosted at over 120 Universities, community centers, Smithsonian Institution, and Florence, Italy.


The work has been sponsored by the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Grants Office, NEA National Endowment for the Arts Chairman's Grant, National Institute of Health, CALCASA, San Francisco City Hall, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New York, Charlotte Medical Centers, and Good Morning America.







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