Saturday, June 20, 2015

Return to Gaya, Bihar

My team and I returned to Gaya in March for a second visit to Bahsa Pipra and Badil Bigha villages, the sites of one of our rural electrification projects. This was a shorter visit, and like with Dhankya I didn't take as many photos the second time around. Still, I did manage shoot some fun portraits of a few men in the village showing off their motorcycle as well a a few snapshots of daily life in Bihar. Enjoy! 


Gaya Biker
A man sits on a motorcycle outside the Gaya Junction train station in Bihar.


Gaya Snacks
A street food vendor outside the Gaya Junction train station takes money from a customer.


Foreign Friend
Look! A foreigner! 

Bahsa Pipra Portrait 1
A resident of Bahsa Pipra village, Gaya, Bihar.



Bahsa Pipra Portrait 2
A resident of Bahsa Pipra village, Gaya, Bihar.



Biker Portrait 1Biker Portrait 2Biker Portrait 3

These guys were really excited to have their portraits taken with their motorcycle. 


Biycle Portrait


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pre-Earthquake Nepal

A friend and I visited Nepal for five days at the end of March, almost exactly a month before the devastating earthquake hit. We had a great time traveling through the Kathmandu valley region, including Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, and Namobuddha temple. The highlight of the trip was seeing the well-preserved historical sites in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, many of which have now been heavily damaged by the earthquake. I didn't take as many photos of these historical sites as I would have liked to, but I've included one of the best shots of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square below. I'm not sure how the earthquake has affected the people in these photos, but even if they weren't directly hurt by the earthquake, life will be very difficult for them while Nepal rebuilds after this disaster. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur's Durbar Square almost exactly one month before the earthquake hit. The square was heavily damaged during the earthquake.

Pottery Square
A woman arranges pots in Pottery Square, Bhaktapur.

Dry Baby
A child peeps out from below an umbrella during a rainy day in Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Recycling
Used soda bottled in our home stay home in Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Nepali Homestay
During my trip to Nepal, we spent a night with a home stay family. The family ran a few small businesses, including a milk cooperative that offered loans for buffalo that could be repaid through milk sales. In this photo, our host shows us the log book of payments made in the milk cooperative.

Toy Soliders
Children play with toy guns near Namobuddha Temple, Nepal.

Holy Himalayas
The Himalayas at sunrise. Taken near Namobuddha temple.

Namobuddha Temple
Namobuddha Temple in Nepal. The temple is where Buddha is said to have given his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Namobuddha Panorama
The Himalayas at sunrise. Taken near Namobuddha temple.

Prayers for Nepal
Prayer flags at the Namobuddha temple in Nepal. The temple is where Buddha is said to have given his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Panauti Hug
This man pulled me aside and asked me to take a photo of him and his daugher on the outskirts of the historical town of Panauti.

Nepali Rickshaw
A cycle rickshaw driver in Kathmandu.
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dhankya and Delhi

A few months ago, my team made a return visit to Rajasthan for our model village project in Dhankya. Although I didn't take nearly as many photos the second time around, there are still a few shots worth sharing. Also included are a couple shots from around Delhi. Enjoy! 

Ganesh Restaurant
A customer at the Ganesh rooftop restaurant in Jaipur, Rajasthan. My team and I enjoyed a delicious meal at this open-air eatery.

King of
A child overlooking gates to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.

Smart Auto
An auto rickshaw driver uses the Ola app on a smartphone to find customers. Transportation apps like Uber and Ola are becoming increasingly popular with drivers as smartphones become more prevalent.

Dhankya Schoolyard
Children and an elder in Dhankya village near Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Dhankya Children
Children smile for the camera at a school in Dhankya village, Rajasthan.

Big Steps
A small child in Dhankya village, Rajasthan carries a large stack of chairs.

Old Delhi Sprawl
Looking south on Delhi's congested historical district.

Tailor Made
A tailor shop in Sahibabad Industrial Area, Ghaziabad.
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