Nepal Six Months Later

by Chris in UK

Nepal Six Months Later
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On 3rd September 2015 we successfully raised £2,660 with 87 supporters in 35 days

A photo documentary on the impact and progress of aid agencies following the earthquake in Nepal. Photo essay, photo book and exhibition.

by Chris in UK

New stretch target

Overfunding will enable me to pay for fixer and interpreter and subsitence throughout my stay in Nepal. It will free up my own resources for investemnt in the editing/production and promotion of the photo book.

 


Project aim

A photo documentary on the impact and progress of aid agencies following the earthquake in Nepal. The objective of the documentary is to maintain awareness of the ongoing challanges for Nepal in recovering from the earthquakes and also to bring focus on the work of aid agencies in response to natural disasters. This will be achieved through a photo essay, photo book and exhibitions. 

About the project

In April 2015 the country of Nepal was hit by a number of earthquakes. Much of the infrastructure of the capital Kathmandu was destroyed including many buildings of historic and cultural importance. Rural communities were destroyed. 8,617 people were killed. 16,808 injured. 2.8 million people displaced. 473,000 houses destroyed. $88.2 million has been received in funds to mount a relief effort.

After a career and lifestyle change in 2011 in order to follow my passion for photography I studied at the University of Westminster as a mature student. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons Photography with First Class Honours this year. In 2013 my first documentary project Twenty Days Later was about the aftermath of the Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The resulting short film was adopted by the Bangladesh Accord in their work to improve the garment industry in Bangladesh. The film, a book and exhibitions helped raise awareness about the situation in Bangladesh's garment industry. Now qualified I am embarking on my first project as a documentary photographer.

Building on my experience from that first documentary I wish to investigate the progress and impact of various aid agencies efforts in supporting the Nepalese people following the earthquakes of April 2015. I am particularly interested in the situation six months down the line when the news media circus has moved on. What was the impact of the donations to charity made at the time? What is the plight of the bereaved and survivors? What has been achieved and what is there still to do? I will answer these questions visually using my skills and experience as a photographer. Outputs will include publication of a photo essay, a photo book, exhibitions and possibly a video. I will work with and make my output available to aid agencies.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£15 Reward

A postcard from Nepal. This will be a unique postcard it will be created from one of the first photographs I shoot on arrival in Kathmandu. The postcard will be a limited edition of 150, your personal postcard will be numbered. If you wish the card to be addressed to a child just provide the name - they will receive a unique limited edition print from the project in the post before Christmas. Note this enhanced postcard reward will be applied to those who pledged for the initial 'thank you' postcard from Nepal reward as well.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A thank you postcard from Nepal whilst I am on location

£30 or more

15 of 30 claimed

£30 Reward

A set of five high resolution JPG images from the project for your own personal use,

£50 or more

10 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

An A4 print from the project window mounted ready for framing. Five high resolution images from the project. Plus 10% discount when you purchase a copy of the book

£75 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£75 Reward

An A3 print from the project window mounted ready for framing. Five high resolution images from the project. Plus 10% discount when you purchase a copy of the book

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

One A3 and one A4 print from the project window mounted ready for framing. Five high resolution images from the project. Plus 10% discount when you purchase a copy of the book

£125 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£125 Reward

A signed copy of a first edition photo book

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

A signed and certificated copy of my current project's Photobook "Gravette The Heart Of Hometown America". This is one of only seven hard back, hand bound books to be produced. Handmade by Bookworks of London the coffee table book has 149 pages with 67 full page photographs. Only one other example has been sold - to the museum of the City of Gravette. Four others are doing the circuit of International book awards and exhibitions so, other than my own, this is the only example that will be in a private collectors hands - possibly yours!!. When the book is commercially published (2016/7) it will be mass produced and not be of the superior materials of this rare example. http://gravettetheheartofhometownamerica.co.uk

£999 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£999 Reward

You/your company will also be recognised as a project sponsor in the photo book. You/your company will also be recognised as a sponsor at all future exhibitions globally. You will also receive one signed copy of the Photobook when published


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