Celebrity photographer and filmmaker Nigel Barker became involved with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation after attending the Foundation’s annual Kids for Kids Celebrity Carnival in 2007.
After learning about the Foundation and its lifesaving work around the world, Nigel offered to become more engaged in the Foundation’s global mission. In 2009, Nigel approached the organization with an idea to travel to Africa to film a documentary about pediatric AIDS and the Foundation’s work.
In close collaboration with the Foundation, Nigel chose to highlight the pediatric AIDS crisis in Tanzania, and traveled to the country to film at Foundation-supported hospitals and clinics. Called “Generation Free,” the captivating documentary debuted in the fall of 2009 and offered a glimpse of the Foundation’s work to new audiences around the world.
Today, Nigel represents the Foundation as a Celebrity Ambassador, attending annual Foundation-hosted fundraisers Kids for Kids and A Time for Heroes, meeting with donors and student volunteers, visiting policymakers and global leaders to advocate on the Foundation’s behalf, contributing to the Foundation’s website and blog, and representing the Foundation in media interviews. Nigel also contributes his professional photography skills to the Foundation’s communications initiatives, such as providing photographs from his Tanzania trip for use in promotional and educational materials.