Images from my last personal project about the side effects of the Road Expansion Project in Kathmandu city (Nepal).
The ambitious dream of a modern city with wider roads is turning into a nightmare for innumerable families. Most of them, not receiving any compensation from the government, are forced to demolish their homes with their own hands in benefit of the “2” meters wider new road and to pay for the costs of the new buildings. In the meantime they live in unsafe ruined houses or, if they can afford it, renting another place. With this story I just want to give some voice to the voiceless.
You can check the whole series of images doing a click on the image above or alternatively on the next link:
While living in Kathmandu and working in different photo assignments as a photojournalism intern I used to spend my free time travelling through Nepal, meeting new people and places and working on ideas for personal projects.
As a result of these activities I managed to get access to a monastery in the outskirts of Kathmandu where I spent a nice time documenting the daily life of the monks.
Finally I decided to select a few photographs and edit them as a small project or photo story. You can watch the full story by doing a click on the image above or on the next link:
In my stay in Kathmandu I have been asked to collaborate with music artist Indira Joshi taking some still photographs during the filming of her new music video Changa Chait. The song is about kite flying competition breaking social rules where a girl challenges boys.
The next gallery shows a selection of the pictures taken.
Check it out!