The 2017 Photo Issue

Two Photos 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
Scene Reports

Kathmandu's Extreme Metal Scene Puts Nepal on the Global Metal Map

From Kathmandu to the hinterlands of the Himalayan foothills, extreme metal gains a foothold in the second-highest country on earth.
Joe Henley

Life of a Kumari Goddess: The Young Girls Whose Feet Never Touch Ground

Broadly heads to Nepal to witness the centuries-old tradition of worshipping Kumari, a living goddess manifested in the body of a young girl, to see how life is for the sacred children spending their lives in a temple—and what happens when they grow.
Broadly Staff

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