Max S. Gerber is a professional photographer. Born three months premature with bradycardia (an abnormally low heart rate), he has had a pacemaker since the age of eight. His pictures have been published in more than a dozen countries, and in prominent periodicals such as Time, Newsweek, The Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, The Sunday Telegraph Review, DoubleTake Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine.
"Through the powerful use of photographic imagery and personal narratives, Max Gerber gives us an as yet unseen glimpse into the hearts and minds of children and young adults who are growing up with Congenital Heart Defects. The hauntingly beautiful photography accurately portrays the thought provoking reality of their experience." --Mona Barmash--President, Congenital Heart Information Network "Dear Reader,Study every portrait here, read every word of this powerful book, the reward is immeasurable." --Martha Bardach--Contributing Photo Editor/ TIME Magazine