"Universal: existing everywhere or involving everyone"
“Universal Spirit” is a photographic memoir featuring photography works from the last five years of research by self-taught British-born Sierra Leonean photographer Henry J. Kamara. The book features his homecoming project Keeper of the Flame, as well as the Humans of Catford series created on behalf of Lewisham council plus a collection of other works. Inspired by the movement of his family, Kamara is particularly concerned with the complexities of identity and exploring how race and class impact the movement of people and culture. In the current context of recent events around the world concerning COVID-19, the book offers a look at the innovative ways people and communities come together to overcome hardship and highlights the universal spirit which connects us all.