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

Amir Leung-Tat, Journey to Freedom, 2018. Digital Photograph. ©Amir Leung-Tat. All rights reserved.

Amir Leung-Tat

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Ubuntu is a exhibition of the photography of Amir Leung-Tat. An interpretation of the Nguni term which means "I am because we are" and associated African philosophy which promotes the interconnectedness of humanity, Leung-Tat's work represents a poignant exploration of the vast totality of the black experience through the eyes of an artist coming of age. Shot during his time in Keyna, as well as during the 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Boston, MA, his work captures the enduring connections and similarities that override geographical differences. Despite the forced separation of Black bodies from their homeland, there is a vibrant energy and resolve to overcome obstacles and a singularity of spirit that remains connected across time and space.

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