Krisanne Johnson | I Love You Real Fast
Country of origin: United States
Project location: Swaziland
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Coming of age for Swazi girls is tough. A tiny African nation of one million, Swaziland reports the highest percentage of HIV-‐positive people in the world, with the hardest hit being young women, aged 15-‐24. It’s no surprise that women here rarely live past 31. The recent global health intervention in Swaziland has challenged traditional patriarchal polygamous beliefs. Young women are caught in the middle of a tug of war between historic values and modern solutions. Krisanne Johnson documents women in the midst of this youth culture who are constantly on the verge of giving birth to burying best friends, of finding love to fighting for life.