Jake Awa participates in a traditional square dance in Nunavut.
Endurance. Emphasizing the results of a journey doesn’t take into account the perseverance it took to get them. Endurance is a private quality. Few people ever see what we go through to realize a vision – whether it’s miles along a trail, hours in front of a screen, or so many dead ends before you find the through road.
So why this photo? Up north, square dancing becomes an endurance sport. Feeling the beat and stomping it out hour after hour. Not in private but all together. Letting that endurance show.
Meet Jake Awa.