Rebecca Fertinel: Ubuntu
In august of 2015 photographer Rebecca Fertinel was invited to a wedding by her friend Tracy Tansia. Here, Fertinel was introduced to the warm, unabashed life-approach of the Congolese community in Belgium and the Bantu concept ‘Ubuntu’: that you really only become human when you are connected to everything and everyone.
In Fertinel’s photographic documentary, the concept of Ubuntu seems to intertwine with the desire to belong to a group and maintain a group identity in a changing environment. Focused on the joy and the ritual and not on a need for a perfect venue. This project wants to place the viewer inside an environment that most have experienced at one time or another for a wedding, party or a wake. A place where the emotions are what is important and the flaws of the room overlooked.
Title: Ubuntu: you really only become human when you are connected to everything and everyone
Publisher: Lecturis, 2019
Author: Rebecca Fertinel, Hans Theys
Photographer: Rebecca Fertinel
Graphic Design: Werkplaats Typografie
Size: 25.5 x 19.5 cm, 164 pages