Journey to Freedom
Freedom can sometimes be elusive, out of reach in the distance far, far away. Each step we make towards it though, offers closer access and opportunity for those who come after. Creating a pathway that leads to freedom ensures that the next generation has the proper foundation and can truly explore what it means to be free.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”Lao Tzu
Originating in southern African cultures, Ubuntu embodies the concept of togetherness and oneness in existence. The image shows three figures following after two vehicles in the desert. Despite the haze of dust, the vans are polished. Trailing behind them are man, teenager, and child. The youngest boy follows the vehicles most closely, suggesting a growing investment in the tourism sector. The last man trails at a slight distance, organic clothing and bare feet in contrast with the shine of the heavy-duty vehicles. They drive further from him and the tradition he embodies, but an undeniable thread of connection ties the three generations of man to one another.
Amir Leung-Tat, Journey to Freedom, 2018. Digital Photograph. ©Amir Leung-Tat. All rights reserved.