The Wall – Las Memorias Project

Images of the AIDS memorial wall in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Frank De La Hoya visits The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument during preparation for the 17th annual Noche De Las Memorias community event and candlelight vigil commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Men look at engraved names of people who died of AIDS, after the dedication ceremony for The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2004.
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Illuminates mural panels at The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial.
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The East L.A. memorial will eventually display the names of about 7,500 Californians who lost their lives to the disease.
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Figures on a mural stand near names of AIDS victims on a granite panel of The Wall.
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Randall Montgomery engraves new names on a granite panel of The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS monument November 28, 2006.
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The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS monument became the first publicly funded AIDS memorial in the country.
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Volunteers Silvia Nieves (R) and Mike Jurado place bags with candles in them at The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument.
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Volunteer Rosalinda Macias gives The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument a face lift as she repaints the names of people who have died from the HIV virus.
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Joey Ponce De Leon points to the two recently added names of his friends.
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Enrique Topete (L) and Robert Renteria prepare to cover recently added names on the memorial panels.
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Volunteers finish putting the finishing touches on an AIDS ribbon embedded in the ground at The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument during preparation for the 17th annual Noche De Las Memorias community event and candlelight vigil commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010.
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Frank De La Hoya visits The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument.
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The etchings are maintained by volunteers.
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Volunteer Dila Djokaj places candles in paper bags at The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument.
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Joey Ponce De Leon adds sand to bags with candles at The Wall-Las Memorias AIDS Monument.
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