Bound - Photography born in Nepal
Bound is not just a photography book, it is the pinnacle of the journey of seven students that had the opportunity to travel to Dhungentar – a settlement located in Nepal – and understand how social cohesion could support disaster resilience. The villagers of Dhungentar are the heart of a community that survived the Gurkha earthquake, one of the worst earthquakes that Nepal has seen in the last decades. Many experts and scholars define social cohesion in abstruse ways that ultimately generate more complexity to the concept. But we believe that there is a way to understand and experience social cohesion in a compelling way, seen from different perspectives.
In this book, we show what in our eyes was social cohesion in practice during our time in this intriguing village. In addition, we expand the definition of social cohesion by showing how people from different parts of the world and walks of life, understand the concept of social cohesion and what it means to them. You will have the possibility to dive into different definitions and meanings of one concept, that for many of us plays a central role in our daily lives, whether we acknowledge it or not.
Photography: Avinash Dhital, Carles Martínez Millana, Luis Alfonso Monje and Prithivi Jung Thapa
Design: André Santos and Luis Alfonso Monje
Foreword: Johan Eichhorn