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Week 215

buildOn in Nepal.

Week 215

Images from my trip to Nepal, 2015. Last year the stellar non-profit movement, buildOn, tasked me with traveling to Nepal to capture the buildOn Trek experience. The goal of Trek is to build a school where no school existed. These are portraits of the people affected by that amazing change. Read some stories about the individual images on instagram.

buildOn is bringing me back this year, right now, to do it all again after the entire country has been rebuilding physically and emotionally from the massive earthquake of 2015. I will be traveling with 20 high school students from the Bronx and Detroit. Many of these kids have never been on an airplane, let alone, across the world. As a group we will stay, sleep, eat, and live in the village where they will build the school. They will work alongside our hosts to build the school. One of the most significant observations from the trip last year was the massive transformative experience this was for these teenagers.

This time I’ve partnered with the amazing people at Hasselblad and Fotocare to make it all happen. I couldn’t be more excited to get out there and make more images for buildOn.

– JD

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