THE WAY SOUTH - A DIGITAL EXPEDITION OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

In January 2019, Focus Relief founder Tarik Trad joined a select group of photographers on an epic air, sea, land and ice expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Now, he is bringing the sights and sounds of Antarctica to you.

Trad shares his adventures through “The Way South – A Digital Expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula.” In this intimate, one-hour, one-man show, Tarik presents photos, videos and stories from this inspirational expedition as he and his camera traveled to the ends of the world – literally – in Focus Relief's quest to end hunger in the U.S.

Photographer and Focus Relief founder Tarik Trad sharing his experiences to an audience at a presentation of  “The Way South - A Digital Expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula.”

Photographer and Focus Relief founder Tarik Trad sharing his experiences to an audience at a presentation of “The Way South - A Digital Expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula.”

“Even months later, I am asked every day about the trip,” said Trad. “It’s impossible to explain Antarctica without sharing a piece of everything – photos, videos and stories – while also being able to answer specific questions. I believe this intimate format serves as a way to capture the essence of the expedition, inspire others to serve in their community, and bring attention to the issue of hunger and food insecurity here in the U.S.”

The expedition, led by Robert Salisbury Knight, a BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Focus Relief advisory board member, was a breathtaking journey to the coldest, driest, windiest and harshest environment on Earth.

Here’s what people are saying about
“The Way South”

“It was an inspiring and transformative night.“

“Wonderful storytelling and amazing photos.”

"Hauntingly beautiful."

"Thank you for taking us on your journey."

“We woke up this morning still discussing your presentation, photos and funny texts you shared! Amazing work.”

"Fun and informative."

"I am still mesmerized by your incredible adventure."

"An amazing documentary."

"I was really impressed and deeply touched by the beauty."

“Thanks for making us part of your trip and adventure…The attendance speaks for itself.”

"The storytelling kept us engaged while the photos left us speechless. A creative and unique way of addressing the issue of hunger in America through one man's journey and photography. A spectacular event."

“Inspiring!”

“Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us…It was a treat!”

“We talked about it the whole way home.”

“The presentation was awesome. The photos of course were stunning but the use of maps, date/time stamps and music was brilliant.”

“What an amazing story!”

“Like a TED talk with photos and videos. So inspiring.”

“What a journey! (The) humor, kindness and deep sense of awe touched us both.”

"An hour of sheer magnificence!"

“One of the most amazing, inspirational and well-attended events we’ve had in many, many years. Thank you for sharing with us and bringing our community together.”


If you are interested in hosting a public or private showing of "The Way South" for a business, school, house of worship, community event or fundraiser for your organization, contact Focus Relief (contact@focusrelief.com) on how to make this happen.