Robert McPherson

Photojournalist
   
Brick by Brick
Location: Drammen city
Nationality: Norwegian
Biography: Robert McPherson (b.1982) is based in Norway. He freelanced for Norway`s Aftenposten National newspaper from 2011-2016. For Aftenposten newspaper he covered features, sports, news, portraiture and culture. In 2014 he also freelanced for the... read on
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Brick by Brick
Credits: robert mcpherson
Date of Work: 04/09/16 - 04/26/16
Updated: 05/21/20
Location: Kathmandu

600,000 homes were destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The demand of bricks to rebuild new houses increased, and child labour is involved rebuilding the country. In Nepal 28,000 children are engaged in child labour. Children who work at brick factories breath in dangerous red dust that circulates in the air. Consequences are chronic bronchitis. Children die yearly in relation to accidents on the workplace. Besides long hours and heavy work, the brick factories have consistent poor sanitation facilities that also lead to other diseases.

My self and journalist Lars A. Ellingsgaard who works freelance for National newspapers in Norway followed the brick in relation to the rebuilding of the country, and we have made a narrative feature story with text that is very soon availiable for sale. Meanwhile, images are availiable to see on my website.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would be interested to se a complete story in PDF with text and images together.
My email: fotomcpherson@gmail.com
Mob: +4798611075

- Photojournalist Robert McPherson
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Corona-Norway

By Robert McPherson — Norway had its first infection case registered on February 26th. The first corona death occurred March 12th. The Norwegian government and other..
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Expedition to visit Dukha

By Robert McPherson — To reach the Dukha nomads I had to catch a local plane from the capital Ulan Batar to a city called Murun. From there on I had three local..
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Garbage Cruise

By Robert McPherson — Every year local residents of Svalbard volunteer to clear out garbage along the coasts. Svalbard is a norwegian archipelago in the Arctic. The..
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Death to the village Lang Tang

By Robert McPherson — On the 25th of April 2015 Himalaya shook. Avalanches thundered down the mountain sides. Over the village Lang Tang a glacier loosened. On its..
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Countercurrent

By Robert McPherson — Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but they still meet challenges with building hydropower. Everyday electric current goes off..
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Beach Culture

By Robert McPherson — All the main cities in Australia are located along the coast lines. Their relationship to the beach is part of their culture and identity. 
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The Way Out

By Robert McPherson — Story about substance abuse treatment. New attempt. What happens when you send a gang of addicts out in the wilderness? As part of the..
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Earthquake Aftermath

By Robert McPherson — Nearly 9000 people lost their lives when the earthquake struck Nepal 25th of April 2015. 17,000 were injured including children. 600, 000 homes..
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