On December 5th, I photographed Witness's Focus for Change Benefit at the Roseland Ballroom. This also happened to be the day of Nelson Mandela's death. This news hung in the air that night, and the room full of people, there to support an organization fighting for human rights and policy change, observed a minute of silence for a great man who had done the same. Peter Gabriel, Witness co-founder, and Zaina Salbi, a women's rights advocate, led the evening. The benefit ended with powerful performances by K'Naan and Red Baarat.