Walter Sinigoi Photography
Faces of Nepal: people of the Kathmandu Valley
The photographic project focus the attention on the Nepalese people that are living around Kathmandu Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage Site with seven well preserved locations. About 600 km surrounded by big cities, small villages, remote mountain communities and incredible architectural treasures seriously damaged by the earthquake that in 2015 killed 9.000 people destroying nearly 800.000 homes. The land is the most populous area of Nepal with a population of over 2.5 million people and represents a cultural cauldron of the country, where people from varied backgrounds have come tighter to present a melting pot. The natives of the Kathmandu Valley are the Newari, the creators of its historic heritage and civilization. Newari culture is an integration of both Hinduism and Buddhism that continue to develop with their age-old traditions and practices.