The 2017 Photo Issue

Two Photographers Tell Dramatic Stories Through Often Overlooked Details

Photographers Prasiit Sthapit and Sohrab Hura share their work in our annual photo issue.
Prasiit​ Sthapit
Sohrab Hura

I Hiked the Himalayas in Jandals to Honour New Zealand’s National Footwear

A patriotic and idiotic journey of 150km over the world's highest pass, toes out.
Richard Meadows

There's No Gas in Kathmandu

For weeks, imports from India to Nepal have been constricted—and nobody really knows why. This is what Kathmandu looks like without gas.
David Caprara

An Interview with a Welsh Climber Who Was On Everest During the Earthquake

Iestyn Richards-Rees was 20,000 feet up when he felt the Earth begin to shake.
Jamie Clifton
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

An Inside Look at Human Trafficking in Nepal

Nothing better sums up the odd relationship between traffickers, children, reporters, and the police than a visit to a sari factory in Thankot, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Dan Archer

Meeting Nepal's Living Goddesses

Rooted in both Buddhist and Hindu tradition, a select few prepubescent girls in Nepal’s Kathmandu region are chosen to become “living goddesses,” or Kumaris, until being replaced before their first menstruation. Critics argue that the tradition robs...
Angel L. Martinez Cantera

This Nepalese Woman Has Saved Thousands of People from Human Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala is a 65-year-old woman who's spent the last 21 years saving women and girls from human trafficking in Nepal. We interviewed her about raiding mafia-run brothels and rescuing some 50,000 people from the sex trade.
Claudia McNeilly

The Squatters of United Nations Park

In May 2012, about 1,500 of Nepal’s poorest watched as government workers bulldozed their settlement with riot police standing by to crack any dissenting heads.
Emilia Terzon