“Have Yoke, Will Travel.”
It was a gradual change but by the middle of the 20th century, most of Western Civilization had abandoned the family farms and fields for an urban, technocentric lifestyle. This is a break from thousands of years of natural co-existence between man and domesticated beasts. It is thus a severance from our accumulated identity as human beings. Currently these changes are occurring in India as well but in rural areas, the way of life remains unchanged, preserving the character of this wonderful but endangered relationship.
Sean Miles Lotman, a native of Los Angeles, California, has been based in Tokyo, Japan since 2003. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to photography, he writes fiction and haiku poetry.