Photojournalism - Professional

Underbelly of Kathmandu - My Urban Village

Larry Louie


"Underbelly of Kathmandu - My Urban Village"
The Underbelly of Kathmandu consists of the new slum areas popping all over the valley. These areas are made up mostly of people displaced from their hillside villages due to the Maoist conflict in the recent years or people from the lower caste (Dalits) who are just too poor to afford properties. These people are considered “squatters” with no land rights by the local government. These are the new urban poor of Kathmandu. Kathmandu being the urban center of Nepal, is also quickly becoming the urban slum central.

Biography: International award winning photographer Dr. Larry Louie is an optometrist in Canada and also a travel & humanitarian documentary photographer. On his travels, he is exploring the lives of remote indigenous people, documenting social issues and ultimately seeking to adjust people's view of the world. Over the last couple of years, Larry has used his photography as a platform to highlight the work of different charities around the world. He hopes his photographs will be able to tell the stories and make a difference, and to reveal light that is found in the darkest of places.

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