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     "NEPAL AFTER THE QUAKE" is a body of work realised in September 2015 in the recently devastated Himalayan nation. A long awaited trip planned to Kathmandu and the Himalayas took on a different twist when the 25 April quake hit Nepal, leaving behind a long trail of destruction, death and grieving.        Over 9.000 people lost their life and many more were injured or displaced, with related avalanches wiping out or isolating mountain communities.       While the western part of the country was left virtually unaffected, the Kathmandu Valley east of the epicentre located in Gorkha, has been hit hard.     Unesco World Heritage sites crumbled into piles of bricks and so did the numerous mud bricks buildings in the surrounding villages opening areas of devastation. Hundreds of aftershocks contribute to delay the construction in fear of a new major shake.       I pointed my camera at the scars visible throughout Kathmandu and the Central Valley, with the intention of documenting the temporary nature of destruction and reconstruction, but also to show the daily life goes on beyond grief and desperation.
       
     
 The Hare Krishna movement was founded in New York only in 1966. Since then ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) grew steadily andtoday it stretches across 400 centers worldwide, including 60 farm communities, 50 schools and 90 restaurants.  Many of us would associate the Hare Krishna religion with serving budget vegetarian meals outside of universities or at music festivals, or chanting in the streets and selling books.  It is only after spending time in their temple in North Sydney and the farm New Gokula in Millfield (NSW), one discovers a deeply spiritual way of life and a relaxed detachment from the fast flowing modern existence that so many of us live.Along with traditional Indian and Sri Lankan members, a considerable number of young Australian, European and American followers have made the radical choice of giving up their material life for one of devotion, meditation and study.They embrace strict vegetarianism as well as a no alcohol or drugs policy and they dedicate their whole life to the cause: there’s no part time. In return they have strong community bonds and they travel the world from temple to temple, stocking up with music and spirituality, seamlessly chanting the Krisnha’s mantra.    "Australian Hare Krishna" has been shot during May 2013 in Sydney as part of the   Magnum Workshop  , a main event of   Head On Festival   | Francesco Vicenzi 2013
       
     
  Red Shirts protest against the government of Abhisit Vejjajiva in a series of protests that turned downtown Bangkok into a war scene. Red Shirts Riot - Bangkok 2009
       
     
 Burma (officially Myanmar) is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary countries of South East Asia.  The cultural isolation caused by a 60 year military regime makes the country a surreal and unique mix of modern and ancient. Recent political transition to a (partially open) democracy is now boosting tourism and foreign investments with Yangon quickly growing into a bustling Asian capital city.  I traveled from the remote north of the country through to the quiet and remote Indawgi Lake, then made my way south to Mandalay and Bagan, only to head west to the magical and remote Mrauk-oo, in Rakhine State.  Burma 2015 - Francesco Vicenzi Photography
       
     
 Nepal 2015, Francesco Vicenzi Photography
       
     
 Maningrida - Arnhem Land 2014
       
     
 Cuba and the Cubans, 2010