I am because we are is a work of humanity



With all the talk of change this year, why not give the gift that really makes a difference. Kristen Ashburn’s photojournalist companion piece to Nathan Rissman and Madonna’s film “I Am Because We Are” is not only a work of art, but a work of humanity.

From the second you open Kristen Ashburn’s exquisitely intense work of photojournalism, you open your heart and your eyes. With her photos, Kristen Ashburn pulls the blinders off, and you will be changed forever. This is not a book you will put on a shelf and soon forget. These images will linger with you and in you.

This book takes you on a very personal and intimate journey into the lives of eight children featured in the film whose suffering from the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa seems to have no end in sight.