Thirty Faces of Nepal

All Photos (c) Russell Johnson – Two Boys, Kathmandu

I  spent quite a lot of time in Nepal in the 1990s participating in heritage conferences and for the UN Development Programme on a project to reduce poverty through sustainable tourism. I met hundreds of people. Here are some of the faces that need the world’s help now more than ever.

 Newari Kids, Kathmandu, NepalNewari Kids, Kathmandu

Folk Dancer, KathmanduTraditional Folk Dancer, Kathmandu Valley

Women's Cooperative, Kathmandu
Spinner, Women’s Cooperatiive, Kathmandu

Monk, Kathmandu
Monk, Boudhanath Temple, Kathmandu. Suffered major damage

Saddu, Kathmandu
Saddu (Holy Man) Kathmandu

Family, Pokhara
Family, Pokhara

Musician, Changu Narayan
Musician, Changu Narayan

Temple, Changu Narayan, NepalTemple, Changu Narayan
Woman with Grain, Chitwan
Woman with Grain, Chitwan (Near border with India)

Family, Chitwan
Family, Chitwan
Wedding Couple, Nepal
Wedding Couple
Lumbini, Buddha's Birthplace
Lumbini, Buddha’s Birthplace suffered little damage

Mourning the Dead, Kathmandu
Mourning the Dead, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu – One of Nepal’s holiest sites suffered little damage in the earthquake. Nepalis are now there performing last rites.