Prasiit Sthapit | Change of Course

Country of origin: Nepal
Project location: Nepal
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2016

Due to the Narayan River changing course, the border village of Susta, originally in Nepal, is now hemmed in on three sides by India. It has seen its share of turmoil for the past four decades - from border disputes to constant erosion. After decades of isolation and years of struggle, a new bridge is finally coming. It’s a sign of changing times in Susta. It will no doubt help bridge Susta with mainland Nepal physically; it will also act as a metaphorical bridge between the hopes of the people and the state. Despite some skepticism, it is a symbol of hope.