Photography Workshops

Beside his photographic work, Jerome helped of his local friends organize photography workshops with kids through The Himalayas. The purpose is to talk about topics like environment, culture, dreams by using photography. All photos are printed directly in the villages thanks to small printers. The name of this project is Deux Pas Sur Le Monde.

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Schoolchildren are waiting for the photos to be printed. Electricity facilities don’t exist in many remote places of the Himalayas. To print the photos, the only choice is to use the solar panels and spare batteries. 
Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Kids are taking a photo of their village. All the gear of the photography workshop is composed of five compact cameras, three printers, few kilos of photo paper, some ink and two spare batteries. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Two little girls are taking a photo of their friends in the middle of the barley fields. All the gear of the photography workshop is five compact cameras, three printers, few kilos of photo paper, some ink and two spare batteries. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A mother is watching a photo with her kid and her. The other purpose of the photography workshops is to give a printed souvenir to their kids and their parents.
Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A photo of the group after a photography workshop. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Printing the photos inside a temporary classrom few weeks after the earthquake in Nepal. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A photo printed for a shop tender with her daughter and her. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Dawa, a friend from Nepal helping a kid to take a photo. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Depending of the weather conditions, batteries printers can take a while before to be loaded. Having the photos finally printed is always a moment really expected by all. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A photography workshop to take ID photos for all the student monks of a remote monastery. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A photo used as bookmark in the textbook of a little student monk. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Printing photos for two monks inside a boutique. In the Himalayas, if more and more people have their own cell phone and are able to take photos, having a photo printed is still an exepensive service. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A kid holding one of his photo which has just been printed. Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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Two children are watching the photos exhibited in the courtyard of the school.
Nepal. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence

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A photography workshop in remote village in Bhutan. The first challenge of the photography workshop is to convince the parents to let their kids to participate to the workshops. Between helping their parents at work and taking care of their brothers or sisters, kids have a busy daily life. Thanks to the great help of local friends who know better than anyone else the culture code of their countries, they are able to convince the parents and to organize together the workshops for the kids.
Bhutan. The Himalayas. Deux Pas Sur le Monde. Photo © Jerome Gence