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Description - I am Because We are by Kristen Ashburn

Set in Malawi, Africa, the companion volume to the acclaimed 2008 documentary by Nathan Rissman and Madonna. With images by award-winning photo-journalist Kristen Ashburn, the book provides an intimate look at the lives of eight children who have been orphaned by AIDS while an additional series of photographs reveal the harsh reality of the AIDS pandemic in southern Africa. With a passionate sense of community and a desire to improve the lives of the children suffering a global problem, this is a call to action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576874820
ISBN-10: 1576874826
Format: Hardback
(273mm x 273mm x 23mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kristen Ashburn

Kristen Ashburn's photographs and stories from the Middle East, Europe, and Africa have appeared in many publications worldwide. Her accolades include a 2007 Emmy Award nomination, two World Press Photo prizes, a Getty Foundation grant in 2006, Canon's Female Photojournalist Award in 2004, and other honors. She began photographing the impact of AIDS in southern Africa in 2001, and since then has also produced stories on the war in Iraq, Jewish settlers and suicide bombers in Israel's occupied territories, and the aftermath of the tsunami in Sri Lanka and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In addition to her humanitarian photography, Ashburn is one of the directors of Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project, a charity that teaches photography to Rwandan orphans of the 1994 genocide and supports them through the sale of their images. Ashburn lives in New York City and is represented by Contact Press Images.