People of Nepal is a crossover of Nepal, following the geography and vegetation zones from low to high: the semi-tropical Terai through the Kathmandu Valley, the Foothills and the Himalayas to the cold Tibetan Plateau.
When Robert Eckhardt made the pictures for his book People of Nepal, he had no idea that the people he portrayed, would be taken at April 25, 2015 by a devastating earthquake.
The famous Austrian mountaineer Peter Habeler writes about in the preface: “I realize that Robert’s book will become of enormous importance, because People of Nepal is probably the last book about Nepal just before the earthquake. Fortunately, it did not destroyed all the ancient Nepal. The book also reveals places that are not affected by this catastrophe. Right now you support the Nepalese people if you’re traveling to their country. It takes a while, but then again laughter from the ruins of the homes of children will be heard. We must not forget Nepal, in the coming years much help is needed. ”
Nepal has the remarkable mosaic of ethnic groups from all the Himalayan countries. There are more than 60 different nations with their own culture and often its own language. People of Nepal is crossover of Nepal, following the geography and vegetation zones from low to high: the semi-tropical Terai through the Kathmandu Valley, the Foothills and the Himalayas to the cold Tibetan Plateau. The many faces of the different nations that are often marked by the hard existence, Robert Eckhardt portrayed them with great respect. The result is a beautiful, sometimes moving book.