In the aftermath of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, residents of Katmandu camped out in the open. At a glance, Giles Price’s photograph seems to be a picnic. It is not. It’s a small segment of the chaos of disaster on what would otherwise be a glorious day. The full frame of Price’s photograph reveals the true situation as people sought to avoid the anticipated next round of aftershocks. The lucky ones  have tents; the rest sit in the open.

Giles Price. Parade Ground in Katmandu (2015)

Giles Price. “Parade Ground in Katmandu” (2015). The New York Times Magazine. May 10, 2015. Caption reads: “Fearing aftershocks and further building collapses, people set up camp at Tundkhel, a parade ground in Katmandu.”

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Featured Image: Giles Price. “Parade Ground in Katmandu” (2015). The New York Times Magazine. May 10, 2015.