I am happy to announce that I am a finalist in the Siena International Photo Awards 2017. Last year 50,000 images were submitted from 130 different countries to this contest, and I am now in the final round! I am not allowed to post pictures I have submitted to the contest until the winners are announced, however I have attached a hint from the journey I submitted pictures from : ) The Siena International Photo Awards is celebrated with a huge photography festival in Italy every year.
600,000 homes were destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April and May 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. 14,000 of them are under 14 years old.
15 hours per day children at brick factories in Nepal breath in dangerous red dust that circulates in the air at hundreds of brick factories. For some children the consequences are chronic bronchitis. Health Safety and Environment does not exist. Several children die yearly in relation to accidents on the workplace. Besides long hours and heavy physical demanding work, the brick factories have consistent poor sanitation facilities that also lead to other diseases.
These pictures are a short selection from a larger narrative currently under production by myself and Norwegian journalist Lars Øverli. Our journey to Nepal 2016 was self financed and our feature will be availiable for sale early next year.
We have also made a feature about Lang Tang City (3500meters above sea level) that turned into a mass grave after the earthquake 2015. 326 people, 283 Nepalese, 46 tourists were crushed and buried. Few were found, and the city was erased from the map by a powerful avalanche caused by the quake at the foot of Himalaya.
If you are interested to see our features with text and pictures please do not hesitate to contact me. email: email@example.com
Myself and journalist Lars Øverli will be based in Nepal 6th of April - 19th of April 2016 to produce stories. We both work as freelancers for Norway`s Aftenposten National newspaper. We are travelling there on our own initiative and pay the journey ourselves. If you are interested to hear more about our plans? Please feel free to contact us. We are also availiable to adapt for assignments.
Hi everyone. I have published a new feature on my website now. It has not yet been published in any magazine, online publication or newspaper...It is availiable for sale now! I made the story together with freelance journalist Hanne Brønnmo who also work for Aftenposten national newspaper in Norway. More indepth text to the story is availiable on request.
Title: Countercurrent Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but they still meet challenges with building hydropower. Everyday electric current goes off for hours and people are compelled to live in the darkness. Norway is one of the countries who have earned a lot of money on building hydropower in Nepal, but the country itself still remains poor and undeveloped. After the earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 the situation is even worse.
I am happy to be part of this community now as a prime member. I will be based in Nepal from 16th of April - 30th of April 2015. I will be shooting a story together with a freelance journalist from Norway. A self financed journey. Here is the link to my new website.
Robert McPherson was recently announced as a category winner of photo essays for the World In Focus contest 2015 by PDN. His photo essay of Dukha nomads in Mongolia will be part of the exhibition in New York at PhotoPlus Expo in October 2015. Winners gallery 2015.