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Sophie In Nepal -

About this Portfolio:
The photographs in this series were taken in 2012-2013 and follow Sophie, Schorr’s then four-year-old daughter, as she navigates her new surroundings in Kathmandu. By Schorr’s description, “Sophie had no preconceptions of what daily life in Kathmandu would be like. Her reactions were instinctual, whimsical, and often quite visually driven. She wasn’t afraid to ask, ‘What’s this?’ and as a result she wasn’t afraid to approach new people every day. The images in this body of work are inspired by both Sophie’s discoveries but also the warm way that Nepalis engaged Sophie’s inquiries with enthusiasm." Schorr is also interested in the proliferation of mobile cameras in the Kathmandu valley. She remarks, “Our photography experience was not just about me taking pictures of Sophie. Nepalis photographed Sophie too. Consequently, I often photographed people photographing Sophie. There was something of a photography dialogue going on as we watched each other.”