Sean Black is an HIV+ artist, college educator and a journalist working in the fields of entertainment and sexual health. His photographs and writings document and explore life and the human experience with the intent of presenting thought-provoking content.
His decade-long tenure as Senior Editor with A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine has afforded him the opportunity of photographing and interviewing numerous luminaries in the fight against AIDS to include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alicia Keys, Timothy Brown, David Arquette, Melissa Rivers, John Waters, Kylie Minogue, Debra Messing, Julie Newmar, Dita Von Teese, Gilles Marini, Teddy and Milissa Sears, Johnny Galecki, Donna Mills, Dustin Lance Black, Karamo Brown, Jay Ellis, Barbara Lee, Martha Wash, Barney Frank, Greg Louganis and more; growing the publication’s mission of collecting, archiving, publishing and distributing the art, activism, and current events emanating from the AIDS pandemic.
He has assisted renowned photographers to include Maggie Steber, Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Davidson, Greg Gorman, Richard Renaldi and Steve McCurry. He holds an MA in Photography from California State University San Bernardino and an MFA from the University of Miami. His work has been published internationally and has been exhibited in numerous national exhibitions.