Rest

Although the struggle continues for our BIPOC community, we can find energy in connecting.  Whenever we find rest, there is time to reflect, rejoice and rejuvenate.  In that, is the opportunity to nourish our souls and replenish our spirit.

To pull together is to avoid being pulled apart.”

Bob Allisat

Two men take a reprieve from a demonstration. The rest of the crowd stands at attention, shielding them as they manage to share a moment of lightness and laughter. Still, the gravity of the situation does not leave them untouched. The man in the foreground tips his head back to rest with some heaviness, and his company leans his weight forward. This transient reprieve is but a much-needed moment of levity and unity in a tireless fight.

Amir Leung-Tat, Rest, 2021. 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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