Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nepal2011: Women in Photos

May 2011
I was told that most Nepalese people are shy and don’t want their pictures taken. I have full respect for their wishes, and never took pictures without their permission.  I was tentative about photographing women, not wanting to be intrusive, and unsure if a male foreigner was welcome.


A few Nepalese words, pronounced poorly, but with sincerity, often caused a smile


Elders'  faces show a lifetime of character



I had over 100 photos printed, shipped to Nepal, and delivered by our Guides.  I expect for many of these women, it would be their only picture.


Trekking to Everest Base Camp was on my ‘bucket list’ for decades.

Cancer & Colostomy motivated me to
Just do it !

2 comments:

  1. I was tentative about photographing women, not wanting to be intrusive, and unsure if a male foreigner was welcome. Air Yeezy2 Replica

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  2. As was I. I was always sensitive to being intrusive and foreigner-aggressive. Most pictures of women started with groups of children who wanted their pictures taken , then clamoured to see their pictures on my camera. As the moms gathered around to see the pictures, they would often consent (with hand gestures) that it was ok to have their picture taken. Middle aged and older women often warmed when younger folks had pictures taken, and a sincere 'sundari' (Nepalese for beautiful) would often make them smile. Perhaps it had been decades since anyone had said they were sundari :)

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