"We are who we are through other people" is a loose translation of the Zulu concept of Ubuntu.
“A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu but it will have various aspects.”
~ Nelson Mandela
I've been volunteering at the local drop-in centre, which provides hot meals, access to housing and other services to anyone who drops in, since January 2008. I've been photographing some of the people I meet there since July 2008.