Kevin Bubriski has been photographing Nepal for forty years. His fine art photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and he was recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright and NEA fellowships. His books include Portrait of Nepal, (1993); Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal (1995) and most recently the retrospective monograph Nepal 1975-2011 was published by the Peabody Museum Press, Cambridge, MA and Radius Books, Santa Fe, NM.

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Lost Nepal

Okre village, Nuwakot, Nepal, 1984

These photos of Nepal, the first series taken in the 1980s, and the second after the earthquakes, show what has been lost both to time and to natural disaster, and just what an incredible task it will be to rebuild and restore the country.