Nepal After the Quake

Francesco Vicenzi
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Entry Fee: Free
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Official Opening 03/05/2016 6:30 pm

Nepal After the Quake is a body of work realised in September 2015 in the recently devastated Himalayan nation. A long-awaited trip to Kathmandu and the Himalayas took a twist when the 25 April quake hit Nepal, leaving behind a long trail of destruction, death and grieving. Over 9.000 people lost their life and many more were injured or displaced, with related avalanches wiping out or isolating mountain communities.

While the western part of the country was left virtually unaffected, the Kathmandu Valley east of the epicentre located in Gorkha has been hit hard. Unesco World Heritage sites crumbled into piles of bricks and so did the numerous mud bricks buildings in the surrounding villages opening areas of devastation. Hundreds of aftershocks contribute to delay the construction in fear of a new major shake. 

I pointed my camera at the scars visible throughout Kathmandu and the Central Valley, with the intention of documenting the temporary nature of destruction and reconstruction, but also to show the daily life goes on beyond grief and desperation.

This event has concluded
Dates:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 03/05/2016 6:30 pm
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