Zander Masser is an occupational therapist, husband, father, musician, and author of the narrative photography book Unburying My Father. Zander’s father, Randy, contracted HIV from using contaminated blood products to treat his bleeding disorder and died in 2000 from AIDS-related illnesses.
Twenty years later, Zander unburied ten thousand slides from Randy’s career as a professional photographer, which prompted him to dig deeper into his father’s life. What started as a photography project evolved into a transformative exploration of living with, and healing from, grief. The book, Unburying My Father, was funded by a successful kickstarter campaign.
Since then, Zander has delivered talks and workshops around the US and Canada and has created several photography exhibits featuring his father’s work.