People Who Made Endurance Possible
Endurance is dedicated to my colleague and brother Antonio Pampliega, who once told me, "if the story is not told, it does not exist".
On the front cover of this book it says Endurance by Omar Havana. But this is wrong. This book was made by 28 million Nepali people, who have given me everything, who have taught me how to live, how to smile and how to fight. This book is dedicated to Nepal.
Endurance would not have been possible without:
My wife, Juliette Rousselot, who has been always by my side during this project. My life starts everyday in your eyes.
Prasiit, my brother, who has worked hard and showed me the meaning of the word “humanity”.
Navesh, Niri, Narendra, Uma, Gopen Skanda, Chemi, Pratap, a family that taught me the real beauty of Nepal and its people.
Luigi, for his smiles and love for Nepal.
Diego, Fabio, Manu, Cesare, Jose, Sorin, Oscar, Jan, Luc, Nick, Amaia, David, Ricard, Patrick, Pascal, Edu, Dan for inspiring me to be the photographer that I am.
Babu and Arjun, always there to drive me around this gorgeous country.
Sandesh, Pawn, Parbati, Ramesh, Pemba, Jetin, Laxmi, Krishna, my heroes.
Getty Images, for your support and for believing in me.
Adela, Ada, Julian, Abuela Adela, Sara, Adriana, for giving sense to my life.
International Medical Corps, Doctors Without Borders, The Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Kavre, for opening the doors to your amazing projects to me.
Gareth, Amir, Paavan and Bernardo for enlightening this book with your words.
PhotoCircle Kathmandu, for your fight to bring culture and especially photography to Nepal.
Pilar, Carmelo, Raul, Philippe, Brigitte, Antonio, Mariela, Manolo, Manel, Davide, Victor, Rafa, Luis, Carlos for being always there.
Roberto and Titi for giving me food when I dreamed of being a professional photographer.
But I cannot forget those who supported Endurance during the campaign and who believed in this project from the beginning; to those, I cannot say thank you enough.
Endurance has been possible with the support of 321 backers who helped us raise through our crowfunding campaign $29,348.
To all of them, Thank You. Each one of you have made Endurance possible.
This page is a tribute to everyone that helped us make Endurance a reality. Your names will always be part of this book.
Nicolas Axelrod, Florence Turbet Delof, Bernardo Bertolucci, Brigitte and Philippe Rousselot, Maria Long, Maggie Soladay , Aidan J. Sullivan, Nancy Borowick, Ryun Patterson, Ilona M. Kelly, Thomas Parker, Robert Carmichael, Craig Ruttle, Xaume Olleros, Carlos Torres Ortín, Wendy Nuttall, Michael Papadopoulos, Gunnar Freise, Rob Lancefield, Steven Tabakin, Matthew Rothman, Margarida Mota, Hofer, Sergey Ponomarev, Indi C. Miskolczi, Valentine Marvel, Ken Hunt, Marie Norman, Luke Galambos, M. Angeles Perez Hernandez, Jose Epifanio Sanchez Garcia, Winifred Chiocchia, Giulio Piscitelli, Giles Clarke, Matt Borowick, Luc Forsyth, Max Wu, Elena Piedrafita, Carlos Manzanares Grillo, Antonio Amendola, Monica, Zigor Aldama, Nuria Benaissa Simmons, John McDermott, Tobie Openshaw, Mikel Ayestaran, Ana da Motta Kohlitz, Desislava Kutsarova, Jessie and Rick Hollister, Warren Spector, Nadine Etienne, Leila Antakly, Eliza Henriksen, Eddy Words, Conor Wall, Alberto Garcia Ochoa, Griff Tapper, Noemi Lopez Trujilo, Pancho Bernasconi, Judith Prat, Mercè Salomó, Delia Florea, Henrik Frølich, Santi Donaire, Giles Duley, Josh Lustig, Antonio Boigues Blanch, Abby Long, Jeannine and Jacques Larriere, Juan Carlos Olmos de Castro, Wilburn Williams, Elisa Larriere, Kevin McSpadden, Ramon Lobo Leyder, Elise Tillet, Betsy Wright Hawkings, Rebecca Lake, René Clausen Nielsen, Jose Colon, Sarah Burns, Robert Li, Sarah Hager, Thomas Borberg, JD Stier, Chip Somodevilla, Andrea Star Reese, Tam Ho, Megan E. Cassano, Cheryl Newman, Alison Stieven-Taylor, Veronique Carcaillet, Winifred Wishart, Maria Del Carmen Rey Sobral, Obinna Anyadike, John Paul Feliciano, Adotei Akwei, Fran Afonso, Xiomara Comrie, Anna Luccarini, Kate Kenny, Vallery Lomas, Melissa Fornabaio, Agata Szreter, Eric Damon Walters, Angel Garcia Vicente, Freya Perry, Monica Be, Chuck Finch, Felipe Jacome, Marie Guilland, Daymon Hartley, Pascale Moré, Thierry Billet, Yana Paskova, Anastas Michos, Amy Sabik, Francesca Volpi, Govinda Bhattarai, Whitearth, Akasha Academy, Antuan Mejias, Hugh Kuhn, Silvya Kaly, Romain Blanquart, Barbara, Martin Olivier, Anthony Morris, Tim Gerard Barker, Monique M. Nathan, Daniel Rodrigues, Debra Ollivier, Jeanne Charuet, Ciro Battiloro, Maria Elena Folino, Javier Olmedo, Sibiril, Abel Ruiz de Leon, Justin Mazzola, Unjoo Lee Byars, Sean Lee, Chris Hopkins, Erik Ugarte, Steve Clark-Hall, Genoveva Hernandez Uriz, Marie Stue, Dominic Randolph, Neal Norton, Findlay Kember, Simona Solombrino, Steve Kloves, Sabrina White, Lionel Wigram, Renzo Di Giulio, Chas Jarrett, Emilia Gutierrez, Sylvain Larriere, Lisa Luo, Bernard Rouilly, Pierre Kattar, Raymond Zanchi, Luca Carminati, Laure Perrot, Sara Mazzocchi, Daniel Rivera, Hester and Peter Cherneff, Alfredo Tursi, Davide Covre, Clare Gilchrist, Pamela Joyce, Johannes Förstner, Nikki Nash, Lorri Talberg, Iva Gocheva, Carl and Ruth Weiner, Elizabeth Watson, Camilla Hjerl, Nick Cherneff, Diego Ibarra Sanchez, Virginia Dagorne, Sebastian Stuart and Stephen McCauley, Vlad Sokhin, Cesare Quinto, Ethel Bonet, Antonio Pampliega Rodriguez, Alan Rawlins, Maurizio Busatti, Enrique Padial Ramos, Photoshelter, Sue Quinn, Scott McNeil, Daniel Quinlan, Allison Joyce, Augustin de Kerversau, Fabio Bucciarelli, Francesco Vicenzi, Allain Jissé, Rita Castellote, Victor de la Rosa, Chad Williams, Helen Sullivan-Looney, Shirin and Sameer, Layerle, Fulvio Bugani, Michael Gebremedhin, Jamina Ovbude, Carmen Chaplin, Fernando Laq, Stuart Craig, Clothilde le Coz, Luis Centenera, Friends of Nepal New Jersey, Samantha Shearman, Leonid Gusev, David Gannon, Albert Masias, Samuel Auclair, Bar Le Frehel Erquy, Ana C. Fuentes, Philip Lim, Jola Klis, Unai Beroiz, Alberto Fanego, Corinna Vigier, David Rengel Borreguero, Sandra Berard, Gonzalo Torres, Catalina Gomez Angel, Miguel Candela, Gilbert Josset, Lucia Calvia, Guillermo Rubio, Daniela Terzi, Alessandro Gota, Gustavo Bravo, Lucia Rivas, Pascal Mora, Romina Peñate, Andrea DiCenzo, Michael Sharp, Marie-Pierre Subtil, Robin Johnson, Xavi Herrero, John Rudoff, Benny Moeslund, Diana Alhindawi, Teresa Diaz, Manuel Sommerhalder, Roy Wadia, Nandita Baruah, Paulo Nunes dos Santos, Teddy Tu, Paul Fauchille, Darius Khondji, Kieran Dodds, Robert Nickelsberg, Andrew Renneisen, Michael Malone, Dominique Gentil, Lauren Steel, Rebecca Gustafson, Francesco Pistilli, Peter Martin, Jonas Thestrup, Natalie Hawwa, Luc Hale, Dr. Kaung Htet, Emanuele Satolli, Maria Alba Gilabert, Peter Doyle, Chris Skopec, Sarah Regan, Sylvie Dannay, Eduardo Garcia Sanchez, Katterli Frauenfelder and Victor Kempster, Dee Echo, Robert van Koesveld, Austin Lord, Carmen Garcia Moreno, Laurence Tan, Ivica Letunic, Kike de la Fuente, Amit Padhiar, Françoise and Henry Le Pesq, Sonja Maria Schobinger, Mario Cruz, France Leclerc, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Sarah Greenwood, Lola Garcia-Ajofrin, Mani Y. Benchelah, Richard Humphries, Stefen Chow, Paolo Quadrini, Martial Corneville, David Danforth, Mariella Furrer, Patricia Riley, Lori Grinker, Eduardo S. Molano, Carles Alcala Ruiz, Sara Schmidt, Monika Machon and Richard Bram, Guadalupe Saavedra, Rachel Kershaw, Joshua Radu, Ake Ericson, Vincent McGahon, Ben Goh, Ramy Lahoud, Oscar B. Castillo, Priyata Thapa, Federica Mauri, J.Y. Herry, Arianna Rinaldo, Covadonga Alvarez, La Cuidad Accesible, Marco Ferraris, Sara Garrido Alguacil, Adriana Rodrigo Garrido.