28/04/2015 4:45 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Nepal Photo Project Captures How 'Life Goes On' For Earthquake Survivors

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KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 28: A man sits outside his house while his family pack their belongings inside their damaged house on April 28, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)

The aftermath of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal and adjoining areas on Saturday will be felt for a long time. As the death toll crossed 4,000 — and is likely to even hit 10,000, according to the country's Prime Minister — there are tens of thousands left behind who need to build their lives back slowly, painfully.

A group of 10 photographers in and around Kathmandu have started the 'NepalPhotoProject', capturing visuals as the rescue operations are underway. The group has also invited submissions from others through their Facebook page and Instagram profile, and believe that these images can help disseminate information amongst aid agencies and those tracking their loved ones in Nepal.

Here are some of the images the group has captured since they hit the ground on Saturday, shortly after the earthquake took place.

Panicked residents have thronged open spaces, sleeping under tents and whatever other shelter they can find even as it rains and temperatures dip at night.

While there's been a mass exodus of people from the city, getting out is not as easy as buying a ticket.

For others left behind, they are trying their best to cope with scarce supplies. "Life must go on," as one of the photographers part of the project shows us.

Many locals have come forward, helping distribute resources among other earthquake survivors, many of whom are not left with any possessions at all.

Thousands are camping out in the open, and with water, medicine, and other resources running out fast, Nepal will be heavily relying on external aid to slowly cope with the physical loss of so many of its people, resources, and heritage.

h/t Quartz

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