The catastrophic earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 has so far claimed at least 4,000 lives, injured more than 7,500 and displaced thousands more.
And the death toll is likely to rise further as search and rescue workers finally reach remote, mountainous settlements.
For the ordinary Nepali, the last few days have been an extraordinary struggle for survival, bereft of basic comforts, surrounded by death and destruction, with an endless wave of aftershocks adding to the fear and uncertainty.
Since the day after the earthquake, the Nepal Photo Project, a group of photographers in and around Kathmandu, has been chronicling the remarkable resilience of the people surrounding them.
Their images, published on Instagram and shared on Facebook, reveal what life looks like in Nepal’s earthquake ravaged capital city.
Man Kaji Magar has been busy selling meat from early morning today at Gwarko, Lalitpur "Don't ask me how much is it per kilo, just tell me how many kilos you need. I don't have time to reply back to your question." Photo by @bhushanshilpakar #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #rehabilitation
Pulchowk, 28th April. Spotted a water tanker out in Pulchowk this afternoon. People had brought jars and other containers to fill. The streets were busier today but cars and motorcyclists have already started forming long queues at the Pulchowk petrol pump. Photo by @bimlabai #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #water
Patan Campus this morning – the municipal garbage trucks have come to collect garbage from the settlements in the campus area. Multiple signs have posted warning against the spread of diseases. This sign says, “Let’s not allow diseases to spread, let’s keep the area clean. We can at least do this much. If you keep your surroundings clean, we will avoid the spread of cholera, jaundice, typhoid and diarrhoea.” Photo by @bimlabai #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #patan #safety #hygiene
April 27, 2015. Two brothers, Iman and Isan Gurung, follow the cremation rituals of their beloved mother (who lost her life being trapped inside their home in the Balaju area) at Aryaghat, Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. In the background we can see people crying out the last rites of their loved ones. Families are facing trouble at the cremation grounds due to lack of wood and manpower to carry out the cremation process. Photo by @saagarchhetri #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepal #loss #cremation
Mohammad Rajan Saifi prepares waiwai at the Tudikhel grounds near Durbar Square. A migrant worker from Rucksol, India, he and his friends barely made it out of their collapsing house. Tremors were felt a short while ago, at 9:45PM, and everyone made out to the open grounds. Photo by @prashanthvishwanathan #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #kathmandu #tudikhel #durbarsquare
70 year old Nani Maya Maharjan is living under a tarpolinenext to the roadside at Gwarko, Lalitpur with twenty one family members under one roof. Many like her have been spending day and night like this on the road in fear of another tremor. Photo by @bhushanshilpakar #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #home
From this morning around Patan. Most vegetable sellers have been open this morning trying to get rid of produce before it spoils. They said that they're not sure when they will have new supplies. People cooking and sleeping outside the Bhubaneshwari temple in Patan. If you look closely, you can see that the multi storey building behind the temple is relatively undamaged. It's mainly the older buildings and temples that have collapsed completely. Photo by @bimlabai #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepal #patan #food #shelter