The Himalayan Times News, December 4, 2011
Book with good subject matter widens your perspective and contains the magical element.
The Nepal Trilogy -three volumes of books that contain photographic and poetic journey through the areas of Annapurna, Everest, Kelambu and Langtang give a similar feeling when you read them. And these books were you read them. And these book launched by Verena Grafin Von Roedern, Ambassador of Germany at the Nepal Tourism Board on December 4. The books have been already launched in European cities Frankfurt, New York, London and Paris earlier.
These books are a joint project of German Photographer Andreas Stimm and Nepali Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, which took 10 years to get completed. These books contain black and white panoramic photographs of the Himalayas and inhabitants of those areas taken by Stimm together with 63 poems by Sharma in two languages -English and German. Sharing about the benefits of their fusion works, Sharma expressed, “The fusion of photography and poetry has revived the soul of Nepal.“
At the event Sharma recited three of his poems from the books in English.
Meanwhile Dr. Manfred Treu, Professor of German at Bishwo Bhasa Campus, Stimm and his wife Cornelia Dewein recited those three poems in German Launching the books, Roedem expressed, “Stimm has captured not only the flora and fauna of those places but also the spirit of people by capturing their lifestyle, religion and culture where Sharma’s poem support the photographs and give them soul.“
Stimm, impressed by the Nepali people stated, “Whatever pain Nepali people face, they are always smiling and their welcoming behaviour and hospitality has really impressed me.“
The book has been published by Epsilonmedia, Germany and White Lotus Book Shop is its distributor in Nepal. -HNS