Light for Life: Nepal's Energy and Resilience

Vistek interviewed documentary photographer Kristin Lau to discover the Story Behind her Photo, a series highlighting the devastation in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes. As part of a group exhibition for the CONTACT Photography Festival, "Light and Shadow" also shows how the use of solar power and renewable energy sources are helping to make a difference to the recovering nation.

"Light and Shadow" will be on display at the Continuing Studies Building at OCAD University in Toronto - 285 Dundas Street West from April 27 - June 10, 2016.


The series offers a view into Nepal six months after the 7.8 magnitude (April 25th, 2015) and 7.3 magnitude (May 12th, 2015) earthquakes that devastated the region. In a country that has endured long-term political hardship and instability, a lack of electricity remains one of the biggest barriers to the country's economic development and prosperity. Energy is at the forefront of most economic, environmental and developmental issues the world faces today. Reliable energy services that are clean, efficient, and affordable are fundamental to a modern quality of life and a country's global prosperity.