Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela


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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