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Nepal: Changed for Good, for Bad, Forever



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Rice Work
Photograph by Maggie Steber

A young Nepalese woman gathers stalk for her livestock in a rice field near Pharping. More than 80 percent of Nepalese are involved in subsistence agriculture, and women do most of the work.



Camera: Leica M
Film Type: Provia (100 ASA)
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Outside, natural

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I use Leica M and Leica SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) cameras; they are German-made, have fine optics and are not autofocus but manual, which I prefer because focus is critical in interpretation. I’ve used them throughout my career although they are expensive, mainly because the optics are among the best in the camera world.


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