'Buddha Is Looking After Us'
Deepak Budhacharaya was in his room when the earthquake struck in Swayambhunath. He and other monks escaped and watched their monastery collapse. Now he camps in a tent and guards against looters. "Buddha is looking after us," he says.’
Father and Son Capture Ravaged Nepal Hometown in 13 Pictures
As photographers rush to cover the earthquake's aftermath, a team attempts to shoot their hometown with compassion.
Kathmandu, NepalIn the aftermath of natural disasters, there are always some photographers who capture pictures of those suffering without their permission, taking away their dignity. I believe that with compassion and reciprocity, a photographer who is willing to stay and be a part of a place and its community can capture the depth of an authentic relationship.
When this encounter occurs, the camera is a tool for building resiliency, not for re-traumatizing.
My son and I are working on adrenaline. The irrevocable images of the dead pulled from the rubble, the crowded ghats of burning bodies, the destruction of precious heritage sites, combine in my mind and heart with the unity and service of Nepalese volunteers who poured in to help. Nepal’s mountains are