Words can't describe my emotions since I found out about the earthquake in Nepal. As many of you know, I spent some time in Nepal just a few months ago. Watching the news has been heartbreaking to say the least. Seeing streets that I walked down crumble to the ground taking many lives with them has stirred a desire to do something for these people who took me in and shared their lives with me. There are few people more hospitable and kind than the Nepali. They are a resilient population and I believe they will come out of this stronger than before, but they need our help. The Nepali government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas of the country and many aid organizations have rushed into the country to provide clean water, food and shelter.
I have decided to sell some of my photos of Nepal and donate 100% of the profits to MercyCorps relief fund. I will donate the funds at the end of every week for the next 4 weeks. I have set up an online donation page where you can track where you money is going or you can donate without purchasing a print! My online shop will be full of photos from Nepal. It would be amazing if you could support the relief effort through the purchase of a print and you will receive a physical reminder of the devastation that has happened and the hope there is for the future. If you are in Sydney area, feel free to contact me to order prints or if you are international you can order prints through my shop on Society 6. I believe that if we stand together with the Nepali people - in prayer, giving and thoughts - that there will be something positive that will come out of this tragedy. Whether or not you are able to help financially, either through the purchase of a print or donating directly to any organization that is on the ground in the affected area, keep Nepal in your thoughts and prayers.
Here are some of the beautiful souls I met while traveling through Nepal. The majority of these photos were taken in Bhaktapur, which has been damaged quite badly.