Opening Night Wed. May 6, 7pm
Earlier this month two tour groups led by Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) instructor Tonya Colson set out to explore Kathmandu, Nepal with the aim to hone their photography skills in one of the world’s most scenic regions. As the second tour came to an end on April 25th participants were preparing for their journey back to the airport when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal with devastating force.
Despite growing concern for their own family members, two local Nepalese guides that had assisted the group during their tour, Thakur Kanal and Guru Prasad Tripathee, acted as guardians staying by the group’s side throughout the night and into the following day. Kanal and Tripathee sourced food, water and later a bus for shelter when it became clear that no flights would be leaving the ground that day due to severe aftershocks.
Both GPP tour groups have expressed a phenomenal debt of gratitude for the exceptional generosity and care that was extended to them by the Nepalese community as a whole, and in particular by Kanal and Tripathee. The group members will be exhibiting a selection of the images taken during the tours with the aim to Celebrate Nepal and it’s people, to be displayed at the GPP gallery space in Alserkal Avenue. The exhibition opening night will take place on May 6th from 7pm onward with the contributing photographers in attendance. The exhibition is free to attend and will be open to the public from May 6th to 11th, 2015.
For those of you that would like to make online donations to support disaster relief, the Children of the Mountain is a wonderful organization that is taking online donations here.