For over five years, Fredric Roberts photographed South Asians in some of the areas that were later ravaged by the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. They were released in Humanitas, Roberts’ first photo collection, as a tribute to the people of the region as the entire world mourned the tragedy. Roberts traveled throughout Asia, from India to Cambodia, Bhutan to Thailand, Myanmar to China, capturing with his lens its people in all their understanding, compassion, fortitude, and honor—a splendid humanity. [read more]
Fredric Roberts was an investment banker who encountered many wealthy people who seemed spiritually bereft. Several years ago, in a dramatic life change, he left his comfortable world to embrace a life surrounded by individuals who had no concept of wealth in terms of worldly goods, and he found a different richness and dignity. In order to reach many of these people, Roberts had to journey to places where there were no phones, electricity or plumbing. In many cases, he even had to bring his own food as there would not be enough to feed one more mouth. Through his travels, Roberts made a life changing recognition: wealth comes from inside. This is the essence that he has captured and is sharing with the rest of the world, if only to remind us. With an introduction by Arthur Ollman, Director of the Museum for the Photographic Arts in San Diego, and afterword by Dennis High, Executive Director/Curator, Center for Photographic Art. Humanitas is destined to be a classic in the vein of Edward Steichan's landmark The Family of Man.
HUMANITAS was a finalist for Forward Magazine's 2005 Book Of The Year Award.
55 Four color plates, 88 pp, 10.5"X11.25"
Published by Abbeville Press
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