Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela

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This past week, the legendary Nelson Mandela turned 94 years young.  His birthday was celebrated around the world, and 12 million children began their school day serenading him with a song written just for him; “We love you father.”

 

I had the great fortune to photograph Nelson Mandela in 2006 for

 

In 2006, I was commissioned by the Black AIDS institute to photograph portraits of Heroes in the Struggle, which is a “photographic tribute to people who have made heroic contributions in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”  Nelson Mandela was recognized among other monumental icons, including Jesse Jackson, Duane Cramer, and Paris Barclay.

 

 

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