CARAVAN BY MARC HAERS

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD

These photo’s are about a clan of travelers within the world of the With One Another tribes. This community belongs to no specific land and no land belongs to them. All the places they rest their heads are all the places they call “home”. Nomads from no man’s land some say.

Initiated by Marc Haers, the With one Another series represents that emotion we feel when we travel. The feeling wich can not be captured. You will carry it with you for a lifetime in your heart, but it is not to be visualized. Yet ‘Caravan’ recalls a lot of emotion regarding travelling adventures. The Wander feeling I always like to call it.

“To wander alone is to risk becoming perilously lost in the expanses and ultimately perishing. It’s vital to rely on the wisdom of the wisest of all” - Caravan, 2014

There’s a story about this tribe: “The people of the Caravan travel from tribe to tribe carrying goods to trade or sell and in so doing, connect one tribe to another. They are the only ones to know their way through the vast lands and across the seemingly limitless natural expanse. These people leave no tangible evidence of their passing, one can only stumble upon the tracks they have left behind in the sands in the moments before they’re erased by the wind.

The tribe would be regarded as “one with the world” because of their respect for the goods our land offers. They produce no waste, they find purpose and utility in everything – from the bones of their food to the abandoned materials found stray across the land.”