The people of Nepal – in 25 B&W photos

In Nepal, I spent way more time focusing, and consequently photographing, people rather than landscapes. The people of Nepal have a warmth and a smile that I will never forget, despite the bad year they had just been through. I wanted to share some of these photos with you, and in my opinion black and white was the most appropriate choice, as it really focuses the eye on the human rather than the environment. Here are some of the faces I met during my travel, and still think of often!



Public school, Lalitpur.

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Private school, smaller grade, Chitwan.

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Giving a talk at a private school.

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A lunch lady, selling bananas and freshly baked samosas!


Public school. These little kids were all alone here in the morning, not one adult in sight.


For the break, everybody rushes to the water.

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Staff room.


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Little girl in the streets of Lalitpur.


At the fair, Kathmandu.

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In the country.

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Early morning chat with the neighbors while the buffalos graze.

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A bored goalie.

woman roof local

From the roof of her house, she just called to me and asked me to take a picture. She didn’t even want to see it afterward.

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Kids running after me in the country.


Boy and his grandpa.

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The crowd pulling on ropes in Bhaktapur for New Year.

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Women working in Kathmandu valley.


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The whole family eating Dal Bhat for breakfast. Right hand only!

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Ready for school.

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Doing homework. This girl loved mathematics and was way ahead for her age.

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Making a music video with Dad.

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Mother’s Day ceremony.

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Two sisters running a guesthouse in Changunarayan.

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Another kind of family: the monks live and learn together at the monastery.


Little monks looking at the beginning of a storm outside.

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1 Comment on The people of Nepal – in 25 B&W photos

  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos and captions. Loved reading this!

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