You all know what happened back there in Nepal, I’ve talked a lot about it and showed a lot of pictures but I still have not shown my favorites and my proudest achievement of my work in the country.
Disaster always equals destruction, death, collapsed buildings, broken things, hardship and suffering and the medias never fail to show us exactly those things even though there is something fundamental that we seldom see; the people, the survivors.
How do these people react and live after tragedies such as the Nepal earthquakes? Do they abandon everything to despair? No. They keep on living. With hope, strength and courage, they show brilliant resilience and rebuild.
I simply wanted to show what impressed and touched me most; the people of Nepal. In the face of disaster and tragedy, they have not only shown an impressive resilience but also a continuous strength filled with hope and positiveness. They kept smiling, they kept thanking and they remained strong.
The best way to show it, in my humble opinion is through their eyes and their smiles. I could show you images of broken buildings but you’ve seen plenty of those already. Crying and injured people? Already plenty as well. Let’s forget about the destruction and focus on what’s important.
This series of portrait was taken after the first and second earthquake and some of them during the second one. My other motivation for showing those is to remind everyone that the situation is far from over in Nepal even if the media forgot about it. Monsoon in the summer means that all these now homeless people need shelters to survive the heavy rains and landslides until the end of the summer where they’ll need to start rebuilding before winter arrives. They still need your help.
I also need your help, I want to show my images to as many people as possible, both to show the positive and human side of the tragedy and to remind everyone that it’s not over. My goal is to show them online but also in an exhibition on a physical medium (brushed aluminium in that case). I humbly ask your support, spread the word about Nepal, share those images and if you have any way of supporting me in my project of exhibition, please tell my any ideas. I still need a room (or more) to show them and resources to print them. Know a place to exhibit? Have an idea? Shoot it!