Children of NepalHIGH
ML: First of all could you please tell us where exactly and when those photos have been taken?
SAG: These pictures where taken during 2016 across different part of Nepal, towns and rural areas.
ML: Have the images ben shot in different locations? Just in one School or in a few villages?
SAG: Yes they have been shot in many different locations, such as Schools, NGO’s, charity events, orphanages or even markets.
ML: From what kind of background do those kids come from? Are they Country or City kids?
SAG: A bit of both, lots of kids from the countryside eventually try to come to the cities to get education or work opportunity with their families.
ML: What story are you trying to tell via those portraits?
SAG: We'v all been kids once, and hopefully most of us have great memories of childhood. I hope the viewer can see how childhood can be different depending on where you were born a...
Phare Ponleu SelpakAGILE
Stories are the secret reservoir of values: change the stories individuals or nations live by and tell themselves, and you change the individuals and nations.
—Ben Okri, Nobel Prize for Literature
This quote from Ben Okri could easily be applied to the thousand and something students a year whose life is changed through free arts education at the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) schools of the arts in Battambang, Cambodia.
That certainly was the philosophy of French Artist and PPS co-Funder Veronique Decrop when she started giving drawing classes in 1986 to the children of “Site II” a refugee camp at the Thai Cambodian border after the end of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Art is a life changer, states Veronique, that mends traumas and allows people to move forward, get inspired, regain hope and reinstate a sense of belief in oneself. This is the genesis, the original idea behind Phare Ponleu Selpak schools of the art...
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