Tragedy on Everest Remembered in Pictures
A year ago photographer Roberto Schmidt stared at a wall of snow, took three photos, dove into a tent, and nearly died. On assignment for Agence France-Presse, Schmidt was at Base Camp on Mount Everest on April 25, 2015, the day that a disastrous earthquake and ensuing avalanche struck. After being partially buried in snow, Schmidt was pulled from his tent by a Sherpa guide and proceeded to make photographs that were published all over the world. Those photos were recently awarded the prestigious World Press Photo award. Speaking to him recently, I asked him to reflect back on that tragic day—and on life since then.
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