Yearly Archives: 2012

Garbage crisis in India

A couple of weeks ago, I flew to Bangalore to shoot for an assignment about the city’s garbage issue. While living in India, especially in the big city like Mumbai, mountains of garbage on the sidewalk are not unusual. On the road, in rivers, on beaches,  at parking lots, at playground… garbage is literally everywhere. […]

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Gelay Amdo Every thing is No Problem. Sir!
And this is India.
I miss that smell and I love it.

My first trip to Myanmar

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Myanmar (Burma) for a couple of weeks. I have a friend who has been documenting the country for almost 20 years and he was always telling me how difficult it was to take pictures on the street under the military regime. Many soldiers, plain-clothed police officers and […]

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Hope for Chhring – Street children in Kathmandu, Nepal #2

In my previous post, I mentioned about a boy who run away from a shelter after staying for more than a year and is now in jail for robbery. I’ve been following a group of boys for the last two years now and I was especially disappointed because he was one of the few who […]

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Gelay Amdo Who is running the homeless kids shelter?
Is the shelter in the Kathmandu city or outside of city?
The boys name Chhring sounds very much like Tshering. Just curious.
Altho the street documentaries are best of mine.

Kuni Takahashi Ha, if you are familiar with Nepali names, you may be right. I will re-confirm the spelling of his name. Thanks for pointing out.
The shelter is outside Kathmandu.

Street children in Kathmandu, Nepal

Just spent a week in Kathmandu, Nepal to follow up on the street children I’ve known for over two years. Every time I visit, I try to have hope that some of the kids may have gotten off the street and straightened up their life. But that small hope usually gets shattered when I see […]

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Nuclear protest Japanese-style

I participated in three anti-nuclear protests during my visit in Japan. For months, tens of thousands of protesters have turned out in force every Friday evening outside of the Prime Minister’s office in Tokyo to protest against the restarting of the nuclear power plants. The peaceful demonstrations have included families with young children and the […]

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