The kids of Kathmandu

Barely a few steps out of the door of the hotel this boy came up to me and pointed to the camera.  He stood patiently waiting while I fidgeted with the camera, posed for a shot, excitedly looked at the result on the LCD screen, then ran back to his family with a giant grin on his face.

I knew from that moment that the streets of Kathmandu were going to be a great places to take photos.

A few kids ask for money in return for posing for photos; a trick learnt from the adults that dress in costume to do the same outside of certain temples. The vast majority however, just want to see themselves on camera.

Karate stances are by far the most popular among boys.

I think what I really appreciated is that kids play outside under the collective care of the neighbourhood.


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