Continental Bounce is a collection of photographs taken during Magda Biernat's recent one year, around the world journey. Together with her husband Ian, she traveled across three continents, Africa, Asia and Oceania visiting a cross section of diverse cultures.
In this selection of photos, Biernat has found common patterns that emerge in the variety of textural landscapes through which they traveled. She explores beyond the famous icons in tourist brochures into the homes and lives of the people whom they met and were befriended by on their journey. What emerges is a quiet and often intimate reflection of the similarities of lives and landscape around the world.
Many photos come from unique opportunities to visit areas not usually accessible to tourists; guided by locals in the township of Khayaletsha, hosted by a Maasai family in Kenya's rift valley and as a guest of Tibetan refugees in Boudhanath Nepal. Invitations such as these provided Biernat an invaluable chance to illuminate the lesser seen corners of the world.