In 2010, I took an unforgettable trip to Nepal.
It made me question everything.
Why I hadn’t been to the Himalayas before.
Why I was not writing my PhD on this place.
Why I had to leave so soon.
And one thing that struck me the most was the people.
Their warmth and openness.
All of these people were asked permission to be photographed.
And yet, I always wonder about the ethics of capturing people – and perhaps a part of their soul.
These are a few portraits of the people
Who I met along the way
I think of them, particularly in light of the tough year Nepal has had.
All photos are copyright rinamala.