27 March 2015

Travel

Honoring a 25 year old photo

Sisters in Bhaktapur, Nepal 1990
Sisters in Bhaktapur, Nepal 1990

I photographed this timeless book cover photo in 1990, 25 years ago. Today I’m honoring it’s anniversary and a precious moment in the lives of these girls as well as my own. I was living as an expat in Nepal, some of my happiest years. The two sisters, Sihaile (25) & Kamari (18) grace the cover of my book “Faces of Hope” and represent my nonprofit, the Faces of Hope fund. With babies strapped to their backs, and an average of seven children per family, the older girls seem to skip childhood and jump right into womanhood. Fifteen years after I shot this photo I returned to Bhaktapur, Nepal and found these children. I was never sure if the youngest was a little girl or boy. It turned out to be her little sister she was carrying and the older girl now has a daughter that was her age in this picture. They were so proud to be recognized when the whole village turned out to see that they were actually in a book. Sihaile now had children of her own that are the same age as when I photographed her. Photo by Alison Wright @alisonwrightphoto

Sisters Katamari (18) and Sihaile (25) on the cover of Faces of Hope.
Sisters Katamari (18) and Sihaile (25) on the cover of Faces of Hope.
 Sihaile (25) with her children, and on the cover of "Faces of Hope."
Sihaile (25) with her children, and on the cover of “Faces of Hope.”

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  1. Nancy Ingram & Max Schools

    We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and traveling with Alison recently on the Orion. I must say she is very inspirational and a delight to be around. Thank you Alison.

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