Through the Lens

On September 26, Chevron presented “Through the Lens,” a one-night immersive photography exhibit celebrating 20 years of devoted service by the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital to some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women. The event showcased and honored the amazing work of BIPAI by featuring the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Smiley N. Pool.

Through this specially curated exhibit – most of the photos had never been shown before – guests traveled to the places where BIPAI has served children and women over the past 20 years. Guests experienced Pool’s most awe-inspiring images that tell a story of challenge, hope, triumph and connection. Pool also spoke about his work at the conclusion of the event.

BIPAI’s dedication to the world’s sickest patients began in 1996, when Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief at Texas Children’s, spent a week in Romania touring hospitals, clinics and orphanages where he saw children with HIV/AIDS dying in droves at a time when new antiretroviral drugs were revolutionizing treatment of the disease in the Western world. It was during that trip that BIPAI’s mission was born.

If you were unable to join us but would like to support BIPAI at Texas Children’s Hospital, you can make a donation. Thank you so much for your support!

View all photos from the event.

Learn more about BIPAI's work and mission, or view the history of how it began.


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