BASED IN: California, USA
KNOWN FOR: Globe-trotting photography that focuses on world health, medicine and conservation
SHOOTS WITH: FUJIFILM X-T2 Camera, FUJINON XF10-24mmF4 R OIS Lens, XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens, XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens
Rebecca Gaal is a photographer who shoots with specific humanitarian and conservation goals in mind. Rebecca studied Environmental Science and Public Health at the University of Oregon, and then painting at the Art Institute of San Francisco, before studying photojournalism at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She is devoted to examining healthcare issues and environmental concerns around the world, as well as the relationships between the two. We decided to showcase some of the fascinating images she shot while on a humanitarian trip to Nepal.
Rebecca Gaal is a FUJIFILM-compensated professional photographer.
"Last September I was lucky enough to join an incredible group of individuals from around the globe who set off on a month-long expedition to the lesser-known mountains of Dolpo, Nepal. The group, called the Nomads Clinic, bring medical aid to some of the most remote places in the world."
"Development is moving faster than the land can handle. There are no fossil fuels and no waste disposal methods, even though smartphones, dehydrated noodles and TVs have arrived.
"There are a few crude health clinics, rarely staffed and stocked with outdated medication. New illnesses like typhoid and chicken pox are being introduced because of changes in the climate and migration. The birth rate is increasing, as are AIDS, Hepatitis and STD rates.
"Population increases demand for more food and water than the land can yield. What water there is isn't sanitary because waste is thrown into it and animals bathe in it."
To see more of Rebecca's work, visit her website.