Tuesday, December 30, 2008

photo.circle.2nd.Anniversary - 3rd January, 6 PM

It is time for celebration!

To usher in 2009 and commemorate photo.circle's second birthday, we invite you to an evening of merry making with special presentations by;

Gopal Chitrakar, Chandra Shekhar Karki and Jagdish Tiwari
please join us on:

Saturday, January 3rd 2009

6 pm *yes, in the evening
The Bakery Café, Sundhara

*refreshments will be served
we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support these last two years, and look forward to seeing you and your work more often in the coming year and beyond.

See you on Sturday!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Confession Of An Amateur Photographer

WELCOME ...This exhibition of photographs doesn't stick to any particular theme. its my confession. Indeed a confession Of An Amateur Photographer. So briefly the range of subjects include landscape, portrait and digital abstract paintings . My passion for photography has urged me to take this step where I can find a platform to show what I knew and now I sincerely request all the viewers to give unbiased judgment and help me excel in photography. This is my first exhibition. - Ritesh Thapa

The Himalayan Kitchen/ Art Gallery,
Shakya Arcade, 2nd floor
Durbar Marg, (Opposite to Nepal Investment Bank)
Kathmandu, Nepal.

Time: 10AM - 5PM,
23-31 December 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

photo.circle guest lecture

"The Visionary Gaze and the Mystery of the Light Room: The Majority World looks back" by Prof. Dr. Johan Swinnen

Prof. Dr. Johan Swinnen (born 1954) is an art and new media critic, editor and writer who teaches modern and contemporary art history at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at University College Artesis Antwerp (Belgium). He is also guest professor on a regular base at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III (France). He has written extensively for numerous catalogs and magazines on the central role of historical theory in contemporary art and information and communication media, and did also curatorial projects. You can reach him at johan.Swinnen@vub.ac.be

Prof. Swinnen will talk about photography in the historical, philosophical and contemporary context. Please find a summary with more details attached.

Please join us on;

SATURDAY, December 20th 2008
9:45 am- 11:45 am
The Bakery Café, Sundhara

See you on Saturday!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Prisons and the Rights of Detainees

Prisons and the Rights of Detainees - Photo Exhibition
9-13 December, 2008
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Organized by OHCHR

KIMFF - The 6th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2008

KIMFF, the only festival of its kind east of Suez, brings to Kathmandu Valley some of the most recent and exciting films about mountains, mountain environment, mountain cultures and communities from various corners of the world. KIMFF screens films produced during the last three years and features discussion forums, on-demand screenings, as well as exhibitions of books and photography celebrating mountains. The festival is organized with the conviction that human experiences in the world’s highlands, especially those in the developing countries, is worth documenting and sharing. KIMFF hopes not only to encourage a deeper understanding of the social and cultural realities of those regions but also to create a sense that the significance of those regions is often far-flung.

Rastriya Sabha Griha (City Hall) and Nepal Tourism Board
Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Nepal

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3:00 PM
The Day After Peace 82’
Dir. Jeremy Gilley | UK 2008
The story behind International Peace Day.

4:45 PM
Yudha Chitra (Frames of War) 40’
Dir. Prem BK and Kesang Tseten | Nepal 2008
Reflections on the price of war.

6:00 PM
Karma 90’
Dir. Tsering Rhitar Sherpa | Nepal 2007
Two nuns embark on an adventure.


11:00 AM
Khoda 5’
Dir. Reza Dolatabadi | UK 2008
An animated psychological thriller

Jeeba Seema (Dead Yet Alive) 44’
Dir Sanjog Laaphaa Magar | Nepal 2008
Biopic on a Magar poet.

12:30 PM
Joseph Ki Macha (Joseph’s Son) 14’
Dir. Bobby Wahengbam | India 2007
A Manipuri couple search for their son.

Crying Sun: The Impact of War in the Mountains of Chechnya 26’
USA 2007
A Chechnyan village is ravaged by war.

2:00 PM
Dream… a mess of things 25’
Dir. Raghuwar Nepal | Nepal 2006
Nepalis discuss their dreams.

Hai Dupatta 30’
Dir. Tess Joseph | India 2006
Analysing the dupatta (stole).

3:30 PM
Raga of River Narmada 12’
Dir. Rajendra Janglay | India 2007
Classical music accompanies Narmada's flow.

Changa (Kite) 28’
Dir. Pooja Gurung | Nepal 2008
Father and son try to fly a kite.

5:00 PM
Translation Possible 11’
Dir. Susanne Horizon Fränzel | Germany 2007
Overcoming language barriers in Shanghai.

Malaamee (Funeral) 20’
Dir. Subarna Thapa | Nepal and France 2008
A surreal funeral.

6:00 PM
Die Legende von Shiva und Parvati (The Legend of Siva and Parvati) 85’
Dir. Krishna Saraswati | Germany 2008
A tale of a hippie-girl and an Indian ascetic.


11:00 AM
Mehendigong of Barisal at Estuary of Meghna 15'
Dir. Fuad Chowdhury | Bangladesh 2007/08
Monsoons play havoc in Bangladesh.

Beyul: Sacred Hidden Valleys of the Himalaya 30'
Dir. Tsering Rhitar Sherpa | Nepal 2008
Sherpas reflect on nature's bounty.

12:30 PM
Unity in Diversity 6'
Dir. Russ Pariseau | Nepal 2008
An inclusive Nepali women's team summits Everest.

The Eighth Summit 52'
Dir. Wayne Tindall | Australia 2005
An Australian climber's pursuit of Everest.

2:00 PM
Autumn in the Himalayas 60’
Dir. Malgorzata Skiba | India 2008
Buddhist nuns seek an education and enlightenment.

3:30 PM
i became... 6'
Dir. Arwa Mamaji | India 2006
A child is fascinated by a balloon.

Kathputali (The Angel of the Himalayas) 51'
Dir. Toshiaki Itoh | Nepal 2008
Modernity undermines tradition in Nepal’s hills.

5:00 PM
Petrol 12'
Dir. Jiban Bhattarai | Nepal 2008
Shortage of petrol fuels a crisis.

Chaukaith (Threshold) 31'
Dir. Deepak Rauniyar | Nepal 2008
A tale of two women.

6:15 PM
Awaken Eyes 28'
Dir. Binod Paudel | Nepal 2008
A couple conjugate their marriage, finally.

Irony 23'
Dir. Fidel Devkota | Nepal 2008
A twist in a young man's faith.


11:00 AM
Wa Quan (Living with Shame) 25'
Dir. Huaqing Jin | China 2008
Chinese waste metal collectors pay a huge price.

Apna Aloo Bazaar Becha - from subsistence ecology to the market 30'
Dir. Pankaj H. Gupta | India 2008
Globalisation arrives in a mountain village.

12:30 PM
Palash 20'
Dir. Sindhu Pokhrel | Nepal 2008
A physically-challenged seeks sexual fulfillment.

Sacred Mountains of the World 28'
Dir. Stipe Bozic | Croatia 2005
Philosophical reflections on mountain peaks.

2:00 PM
"Know Your Himal and Beyond" Quiz With Kunda Dixit

3:30 PM
Nonimi Gamana (Endless Journey) 10’
Dir. Henry Warnakulasuriya | Sri Lanka 2008
A poverty-stricken mother's dilemma.

TWISIN.....a reality not far away 35’
Dir. Prina Raj Joshi | Nepal 2008
A Newar farmer struggles against the odds.

4:45 PM
Cherub of the Mist 53’
Dir. Naresh Bedi | India 2006
Zoo-bred red pandas experience the wild.

6:00 PM
Vintuna (All the Best) 100’
Dir. Aaryem Nakami | Nepal 2008
A Newari couple's quandary.


11:00 AM
Ghughuti Basuti (A Twinkle Behind A Closed Eye) 16’
Dir. Geetika Juyal | India 2007
A child wonders at a speck of dust.

Liu Fei De Shu Jia (Liu Fei's Summer Holidays) 15’
Dir. Huaqing Jin | China 2007
A Chinese schoolgirl makes the most of summer.

Playground 21’
Dir. Eve Spence | Australia 2006
A brief, tenuous friendship between boys from different backgrounds.

12:30 PM
Amma 6'
Dir. Aparna Kapur | Canada/India 2008
Grandma on my mind.

Full Cover Girl 52’
Dir. Folke Ryden | Sweden 2008
About Iraq's aspiring women politicians.

2:00 PM
Bergschau (Mountain Life) 10’
Dir. Gerhard und Fridolin Baur | Germany 2007
Alpine life in spectacular pictures.

Twin Trek 35’
Dir. June Chua | Canada/Norway 2007
Multi-ethnic twins uncover a family secret.

3:15 PM
Jawangka Jindagiharu (Lives of Jawang) 35’
Dir. Ramesh Khadka | Nepal 2008
Portrait of a Chepang village.

Rightful Place 16’
Kenya/USA 2008
A Kenyan community stake their claim to ancestral land.

4:45 PM
The Sari Soldiers 92’
Dir. Julie Bridgham | USA/Nepal 2008
Women on the frontline of Nepal's conflict.

---------- NEPAL TOURISM BOARD ----------


4:00 PM
The Last Nomads 54’
Dir. Andrew Gregg | Canada 2008
In search of a lost people.

Die Hochzeitsreise (The Honeymoon) 15‘
Dir. Susanne Horizon Fränzel | Germany 2005
Love can move mountains.

5:30 PM
Chuan Yue Gao Yuan (Across the Plateau) 95’
Dir. Zhang Zeming and Paul Liu | China/ Australia 2007
Chinese cyclists take on a gruelling challenge.


11:00 AM
Red Velvet 58’
Dir. Klaus Reisinger and Frédérique Lengaigne | France 2006
Deer antlers are processed into Korean aphrodisiac.

12:30 PM
Burma's Open Road-An Insight into Myanmar 52’
Dir. David Adams | Australia 2007
Reconstruction of an ancient road impacts Burma's people and places.

2:00 PM
Red Gold 54’
Dir. Travis Rummel & Ben Knight | USA 2008
Alaskan fishermen vs. mining companies.

3:30 PM
Pustelnicy W Gorach (Pustelniks In The Mountain) 60’
Dir. Miroslaw Dembinski | Poland 2008
A father and his sons view life differently.

Jozef Juzek Psotka – Radest Zo Zivota (Jozef Juzek Psotka – Joy from Life) 26’
Dir. Pavol Barabáš | Slovakia 2008

Portrait of a Slovak mountaineer.
A Russian Wave 27’
Dir. Becky Bristow | Canada 2005
Exploring whitewater rapids in Russia.

6:00 PM
The Linguist 65’
Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger | USA/ Bolivia/India/Siberia 2007
Scientists race to document almost extinct languages.


11:00 AM
Les Nomades Du Cercle Polaire (Komi, A Journey Across The Artic) 52'
Dir. Andreas Voigt | France 2007
Reindeer herders embark on an arduous journey.

12:15 PM
Die Wetterpropheten (The Weather Prophets) 62'
Dir. Christoph Felder | Germany 2007
Weathering the odds in the Swiss Alps.

2:00 PM
Zed Kamenog Mora (The Thirst of a Stone Sea) 79’
Dir. Vladimir Perovic | Montenegro 2007
Awaiting the inevitable onslaught of globalisation.

3:45 PM
I Want My Father Back 70'
Dir. Suma Josson | India 2007
Why cotton is killing Indian farmers.

5:30 PM
China’s Stolen Children 88’
Dir. Jezza Neuman | UK 2007
Exposé on child kidnappings in China.


11:00 AM
Hjordeliv (Herdswoman) 58’
Dir. Kine Boman | Sweden/Sapmi (Lapland) 2008
Herding reindeer is not just a job.

12:30 PM
Pageant in Painted Scenes 59’
Dir. Merajur Rahman Baruah | India 2008
Mobile theatres in Assam fight the odds.

3:00 PM
Talk by Brigitte Muir
Touching the sky - A woman's journey from her land of factories to the top of the world.

4:30 PM
Aconcagua Speed Flying 6'
Dir. François Bon and Damien Dufresne | France 2008
Up and down a mountain, extreme style.

The Endless Knot 52'
Dir. Michael Brown | USA 2007
Fatal accident changes the course in a climber's life.

6:00 PM
Red Bull X-Alps 86’
Dir. Mario Kreuzer | Germany 2007
Highs and lows of a spectacular paragliding race.


11:00 AM
Talk by Nick Mason
An International Photographer's Experience.

12:30 PM
No Penguin’s Land 9’
Dir. Barelli Marcel | Switzerland 2008
A penguin's journey to the Swiss Alps.

The Skyrunner 30’
Dir. Niko Jäger | Germany 2008
Mountaineering at its most extreme.

1:30 PM
Des Hommes Sur La Montagne (The High Mountain Guides) 54'
Dir. Didier Hill-Derive | Belgium/France 2007
Becoming a professional guide.

3:00 PM
Talk by Ugyen Chopel
Reflections on my time in Bollywood and Kollywood.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Himalaya - Changing Landscapes

Celebrating 25 years for mountains and people:
Himalaya - Changing Landscapes photo exhibition
Photo exhibition organized by ICIMOD, endorsed by the Nepal Tourism Board
Time: 10AM - 5PM,
2-8 December 2008
Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu Durbar Square

Friday, November 28, 2008


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR60) photo.circle is doing a special screening of photographs that illustrate the 30 articles of the declaration.

"A l'épreuve du monde" is a presentation by photographers from VII Photo Agency illustrating the 30 articles of the UDHR. this will be followed by the combined works of Nepali Photographers that will highlight key issues addressed in the articles in the nepali context.

please join us on

SATURDAY, Nov 29th 2008
9:45 am- 12:00 noon
The Bakery Café, Sundhara

see you then!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Divinity of the Common Life

Divinity of the Common Life
A multidisciplinary exhibition with paitning by Karl Knapp, photography by Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati & traditional thangka by Tenzin Norbu Gurung
14 - 30 November, 2008
Nepal Art Council, 2nd floor Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Alliance Française in Kathmandu & Siddhartha Art Gallery

Friday, November 07, 2008


"Memento" a photography show by Samir Jung Thapa
6 - 20 November 2008
The Bakery Café, Pulchowk

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


National Forum Of Photojournalists and Peace for Nepal jointly announced

‘Peace Photo Award 2008′


Friday, October 03, 2008

photo.circle.xxii.SAT.oct 4

Happy Dasain!

This Saturday we are screening Born into Brothels, an award winning documentary feature by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes.

Join us on

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
9:45 am - 12 noon
@ The Bakery Café, Sundhara

See you on Saturday! Dont forget your pop corn!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

A way of life

A way of life Photo show by Rajendra Manandhar
13 September - 26 October 2008
The Bakery Café, Pulchowk
Curated by photo.circle

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

photo.circle.xxi.SAT.sept 6

This month we have a special treat for you at photo.circle. celebrated photographer Kishor Kayastha is showcasing his works spanning the length of his successful career in photography. it will be rare insight into the various styles and influences of this genius photographer's works.

Kayastha will be joined by Rishi Amatya and Sushan Prajapati- two young photographers both of whom are very strongly influenced by Kayastha's style.

join us on

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
9:45 am - 12 noon
@ The bakery cafe, sundhara

dont miss this! see you there!


Friday, August 29, 2008

Missing Persons in Nepal: The Right to Know

Missing Persons in Nepal: The Right to Know
A ‘BLACK & WHITE’ photographs exhibition by Kishor Kayastha
29 August - 8 September

Durbar Squares: 7 September (Bhaktapur), 8 September (Kathmandu), 9 September (Lalitpur), 8.30 AM-6.30 PM

Indigo Gallery
+977 1 4413-580

A Slice of Life – Nepal

A Slice of Life – Nepal
Photography by Lara Weithorn
24 - 30 August 2008
Lazimpat Gallery Café, Lazimpat
4428549 | lazimpatgallerycafe@hotmail.com

Friday, August 01, 2008

photo.circle.SAT.aug 2.climate change special

This month photo.circle is dedicated to CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change is a vague issue that may not be visible to most of us on a daily basis. this Saturday we get to witness graphic displays of climate change at work in south Asia.

join us on

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
9:45 am - 12 noon
@ the bakery cafe, sundhara

to see

Bangladeshi photographer shehab uddin's ( http://pakhal.com/) works documenting "water logging" and the perennial floods of Bangladesh

and a selection of stunning imagery from an exhibition by FK Bangladesh held in Dhaka on world environment day 2008 http://fkbdnetwork.org/index.html

we will also be joined by bhushan tuladhar, executive director of Environment and Public Health Organization- ENPHO- a non-profit research based service-oriented organization that has been working in the environment and public health sector since 1990. ENPHO works towards the development and promotion of appropriate technologies and practices for creating Eco-societies. mr. tuladhar will give us a brief overview of climate change issues in the nepali context. www.enpho.org

this should be exciting- see you there!


Friday, July 04, 2008

photo.circle.july.xix @ the bakery café, sundhara

This month we have two exciting presentations that embody adventure and exploration:

sports photojournalist sundhar shrestha's coverage of the exciting SAARC car rally that took place in 2007 over 8000 kms and across 7 countries,

and photojournalist suresh maharjan's works from an exploration of the langtang area.

please join us

SATURDAY, July 5th 2008
9:45 am to 12 noon
@ The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

see you on saturday!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Journalism Students' 3rd Photo Exhibition 2008

National Photography invites you in:

Journalism Students' 3rd Photo Exhibition 2008
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
21st - 25th June, 2008 [7th -11th Ashad] 10AM - 6 PM

Friday, June 06, 2008

photo.circle.jun.xviii @ the bakery café, sundhara

We have a presentation of photographs from a group of 9 kids from dhankuta as prepared and presented by fullbright fellow scott sorrel. the kids photograph life as they see around them.

We also have two back to back presentations from burma- chronicling dire political and social needs before and after cyclone nargis.

Last but not the least we have an animation piece prepared by firefly studios titled "Afai Lai Biswas Garena Bhanay"

please join us

SATURDAY, June 7th 2008
5:45 PM (yes in the evening!)
@ The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

Hope you can make it!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Buddha Jayanti

Bauddha Stupa by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

I wish you a happy and peaceful Buddha jayanti and a happy new Buddha year 2552 Buddha Samata.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Monday, May 19, 2008

People's Movement to Constituent Assembly Photography Exhibition

People's Movement to Constituent Assembly Photography Exhibition
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
17 - 19 May 10 - 6 PM

On the occasion of Himal Khabarpatrika's 10th Anniversary Himalmedia published 'Photojournal 2008', a collection of pictures from the People's Movement to Constituent Assembly. Photographs tell the unblemished truth, and they provide us a glimpse of the extraordinary times.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

photo.circle.special.edition India by Magnum: 1947 - 2007: Plural Perspectives

As the final event of our May series, we invite you to

India by Magnum, 1947 - 2007: Plural Perspectives

This 22 min 25 sec multimedia show is in association with Alliance Francaise of Kathmandu and includes the works of extraordinary MAGNUM photographers; Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raghu Rai, Werner Bischof, Marilyn Silverstone, Ferdinando Scianna, Bruno Barbey, Martine Franck, Steve McCurry, John Vink, Alex Majoli, Brruce Gilden, Carl De Keyzer, Harry Gruyaert and Gueorgui Pinkassov.

Please join us for this rare viewing opportunity on

SATURDAY, 17th May 2008,
10:15 AM
@ Alliance Française, Tripureshwor
(besides Avenues Television)
Phone: 4241163 / 4242832

"Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Magnum Photos, founded in 1947 by French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members.

This event is taking place within the framework of the INDIA PHOTO NOW'08 (IPN'08): A PLATFORM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN INDIA. IPN'08 is a federative initiative promoting photography in India. The Embassy of France in India wishes to initiate a platform to encourage new initiatives in this domain. It is with a great pleasure that we present you this exhibition and highlight it for the Nepali audience.

For more information on upcoming and past photo.circle events please visit www.photocircle.com.np


Sunday, May 11, 2008

photo.circle.special.edition @ the bakery café, sundhara

May is an exciting month for us because we get to invite you to yet another special edition of photo.circle.

Singaporean photographers Alex Teh (ECS) and Sam Kang Li (Nepali Times) have been shooting in nepal for the past 5 months. before they pack their bags to go back home they would like to share their pictures and stories of adventures with us. their work spans from politics to culture to frames of curiosity and brilliance in between.

please join us

TUESDAY, May 13th 2008
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
@ The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

see you there!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

photo.circle.ELECTION.SPECIAL @ the bakery café, sundhara

Happy May!

You are invited to an exclusive presentation of photographs looking back at what was seen and not seen in election coverage before, during and after our historic April 10th CA polls.

The works of Anup Prakash, Ashok Shakya, Dhruba Ale, Sailendra Kharel, Bikas Rauniar, Bijay Gajmer, Sam Kang Li, Alex Teh, Kiran Pandey, Min Ratna Bajracharya, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Sagar Shrestha, Narendra Mainali, Rashmi Thapa and Philippe Martin will be included.

SATURDAY, May 3rd 2008
9:45 am to 12 noon
@ The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara


Sunday, April 20, 2008


You are invited to a photography presentation "Water" by Neil Eschenfelder

WCN is organizing a photography seminar presented by Neil Eschenfelder with more than 100 pictures of various places of United States, Caribbean, Pacific etc. The common element that binds the pictures together is "Water" and hence the name of the seminar. The seminar will be featuring a marvelous collection of pictures that portray underwater pictures, places with water and places with the lack of it. Some pictures date back to more than 25 years.

Venue: Hotel Shangrila, Lazimpat
Time: 10.00 am
Date: 21 April 2008 (Monday)

Phone: 4289818
Water by Neil Eschenfelder
Photography presentation organized by Wildlife Conservation Nepal

About Neil:
Neil Eschenfelder is an American raised in New York who began his photography experience in college. Instantly hooked, Neil began working in the retail end of the photo business while working at numerous photographic venues including running a photo studio, working with the Salt Lake Public Defenders Association producing courtroom art for trail and working with several advertising agencies. Stretching from more traditional landscape, portrait and commercial photography, Neil brought his talents to bear becoming a SCUBA instructor as well as an underwater photography instructor, leading numerous adventures to the Caribbean and Pacific, compiling thousands of slides.

Enjoying instruction, Neil teaches at the University of Utah's Lifelong Learning Department, developing a basic photo class then branching into digital by creating the first digital photo class which continues as a top draw to this day.

Neil recently landed at Pixels Foto and Frame in Sandy, running the company education department as well as building the company's very successful photo safari program, including trips to Africa and expeditions to seek polar bears in Alaska.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

photo.circle.special.edition @ the bakery café, sundhara

Happy new year! Happy new Nepal!

We have a special edition of photo.circle this weekend.

Frédéric Lecloux, a traveller, a writer and a photographer, was born in 1972 in Brussels and lives in Drôme, southern France. His pictures are distributed by Vu' Agency in Paris and is represented by Gallery Emotion-Lydie Trigano, in Paris. His work is deeply influenced by his first travel in the Himalayas at the age of 20 and by the reading of Nicolas Bouvier masterpiece, The Way of the World. In 2005 he followed Bouvier road to the Khyber Pass to write his own homage to the Swiss writer, in text and images. His long-term work on contemporary Nepal is one of the only auteur- and humanist photographic analysis of the society of this country and its mutations. He is the author of Au coeur de l'Himalaya (1998) and Katmandou 2058 (2003) published by La Renaissance du Livre, Lentement vers l'Asie by Glénat (2006) and L'Usure du Monde published by Le Bec en l'Air, 2008. http://yetiphoto.siteinternet.com

Frederic is currently back in Kathmandu working on another book project. He will share his work with us this

SATURDAY, April 19th 2008
9:45 am to 12 noon
@ The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

Also, as an added treat, we will be joined by Kunda Dixit, editor of Nepali Times, who will share with us a recent photo journal published by Himalmedia.

Dont miss this!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2065 by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Happy Nepali New Year 2065 Vikram Samata.

नयाँ बर्ष २०६५ सालको सुखद उपलक्ष्यमा हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना तथा नयाँ बर्ष २०६५ ले तपाईंमा नयाँ जोश, स्फुर्ती र उमङ लिएर आओस साथै तपाईंले चालेका हरेक पाइलाहरुले सगरमाथाको शिखर चुम्न सफल होस् साथै तपाईंको सुस्वास्थ्य एबम दिर्घायुको कामना गर्दछु |

गौरव ध्वज खड्का र NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org को तर्फबाट ।

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Journalists Reporting on the CA Election 2008 Photo contest

Journalists Reporting on the CA Election 2008
Photo contest organized by OHCHR-Nepal

Entry deadline: 15 April
Contact: msharma@ohchr.org and aatzori@ohchr.org
Phone: 977-1-4280164 ext. 322

Uncharred Beauty

Uncharred Beauty: A Mustang photography exhibition by Tenzin N. Gurung

@ The Art Shop (opposite Benetton),
Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
11AM -9 PM
untill 12 April, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

photo.circle.xvi @ the bakery café, sundhara

We wanted to change things up a bit so this month we have a film we would like to share with you.

"Nine Days in the Kingdom" is a documentary film about 55 of the world's great photographers.

How does a photographer capture that decisive moment, find the best light and interact with his or her subjects?

To provide a unique behind-the-scenes look at the world's top photographers at work, Editions Didier Millet has teamed up with two production houses to create multiple documentaries about the 9 Days adventure.

Hopping planes, trains and boats, film crews from Bangkok-based MCOT and Paris-based NGM Production were on-hand throughout Shoot Week to capture the action. Audiences will travel with the photographers to remote locations throughout Thailand, gaining insight into both the craft of photography and the diverse culture of this modern Kingdom.

Thailand: 9 Days in the Kingdom showcases the work of 55 of the worlds leading international photographers including several from Thailand. These photographers represent an international group of talents with a range of specialties; photojournalism, wildlife, underwater, aerial, landscape, portraits, architecture and more. Taken over a period of 9 days, the images captured by these world-class photographers stand as testimony to an exciting and evolving period in Thai history.

Join us for this exciting film on:

SATURDAY, April 5th 2008
9:45 am – 12 noon
@ The Bakery Café, Sundhara

Also, this month we would like to discuss a possible group exhibition to take to Chobi Mela V in Dhaka later this year in November. The theme set for this year is FREEDOM. If you are interested in participating in this group exhibition or in Chobi Mela in general, do show up or contact us via phone or email. More information about the festival and submission details online at www.chobimela.org.


Monday, March 31, 2008

4th Annual Nature and Wildlife Amateur Photography Competition

Nature and Wildlife Photography has been a major part of YEP, for we believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation. Photography reaches out to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Through this program YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing through pictures through their lenses so that its beauty or plight can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. WCN has been organizing photography workshops in schools and colleges and for its in-house volunteers and this program has been particularly popular amongst the youth.

This program used to be conducted by ECAP and UWP, but due to its immense popularity and its huge forte YEP has decided it make it an independent entity itself and most of its activities are conducted through the YEP Photography Club. This year WCN has made a decision to accept up to four photographs from interested participants. This year WCN is conducting this Amateurs Nature and Wildlife Photography competition for the fourth year.

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2008

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Smiling State

A Smile Portfolio of Nepalese Leaders

March 23, 2008 - April 10, 2008
Presently, our country is going through many changes. Though most of us are not sure about the results, we are all hopeful for the best. We hope that the “New Nepal” everyone dreams about would come true in the coming days.

We have always seen the political leaders give heated speeches, protest in the streets and show their cunning sides. Very little have we seen them in their lighter moments. In this exhibition, Gallery 32 @ Dent Inn has collected those rare moments from the lenses of Pushpa K.C., where our leaders are seen smiling and sharing their lighter moments of life.

Pushpa has been exposed to many faces of the politicians in his photojournalism career. His interest diverted him to capture these light moments within the heated political moments.

We wish that after the election, the leaders would be seen smiling more than protesting on the streets. We also hope that the Nepalese people will be able to smile like their leaders in these pictures. We wish for a “Smiling State”!


About Artist:
Pushpa K C, Photographer
Pushpa KC who loves to take pictures of nature, started his photographic career from 1995 after completing his basic photography training. He Is involved with various national weeklies as a photojournalist since then. He is presently working with “Jana Aastha National Weekly”, a French magazine called “En…Vies” and other photographic projects.

His photographic journey includes work with Save the Children (SC)-UK (presently known as SC-Norway) as a Consultant-Photographer. His assignment with SC was to photo-document ongoing activities of SC-UK projects implemented in different parts of the country. Story collections and photographs taken by him was published in different publications of SC and was also exhibited in the national level advocacy event – The Journey of SoVAA projects titled “Our Voice-Our Emotion” in Kathmandu. His photographs can also be viewed in branches of Standard Chartered Bank.

His recent exhibition was held in Strasbourg, France titled “Scenes of Nepal”. He has also exhibited his photographs in various other exhibitions in past years.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Learn Photography from who knows best- A Two Day Photography Workshop

Learn Photography from who knows best- A Two Day Photography Workshop

Nature and Wildlife Photography has been a major part of WCN, for we believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation. Photography reaches out to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Through this program WCN is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing through pictures through their lenses so that its beauty or plight can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. WCN has been organizing photography workshops in schools and colleges and for its in-house volunteers and this program has been particularly popular amongst the youth.

Book your seats by 15 April 2008
For more details or contact: 4289818.

About the Facilitators

Neil Eschenfelde
Neil Eschenfelder began his photography experience in college. Instantly hooked , Neil began working in the retail end of the photo business while working at numerous photographic venues including running a photo studio, working with the Salt Lake Public Defenders Association producing courtroom art for trail and working with several advertising agencies. Stretching from more traditional landscape, portrait and commercial photography. Neil brought his talents to bear becoming a SCUBA instructor as well as an underwater photography instructor, leading numerous adventures to the Caribbean and Pacific, compiling thousands of slides. Enjoying instruction, Neil agreed to exercise his abilities by joining the University of Utah's Lifelong Learning Department, developing a basic photo class then branching into digital by creating the first digital photo class which continues as a top draw to this day. Neil recently landed at Pixels Foto and Frame in Sandy, running the company education department as well as building the company's very successful photo safari program, including trips to Africa and expeditions to seek our polar bears in Alaska.

Nripa Dhoj Khadka
Nripa Dhoj Khadka, a senior instructor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Pulchowk Campus has been leaching computers and electronics every weekdays for the last 25 years but during weekends and free time, he leads a different life- a life of a passionate nature photographer. It has now been over 30 years that he has been capturing images of wild flowers, insects and birds. Not very interested in fame, Mr. Khadka kept his work hidden from the world all this time; however talent and dedication as strong as his can never hidden for long. His work appeared in the public for the first time in January 2005 when he took part in a photography competition organized Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) for amateurs. he participated in the competition because it was a charitable event for nature conservation and he came out as a winner and from that point forward he has not been able to crawl back to his shell from people who have begun to appreciate his work. And he today is called the bestókept secret in the field of photography of Nepal. A collection of his photographs of insect appeared in June issue of ECS Magazine. His photographic seminar organized by WCN in May 2005 for students to appreciate the ecology of Godawari was a huge success. He is currently advisor of the nature photographers club at WCN.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Photo Exhibition: Hidden Japan

The Embassy of Japan in association with Japanese Universities Alumni Association, Nepal (JUAAN) and Japanese Language Teachers' Association, Nepal (JALTAN) has organized a photo exhibition: 'Hidden Japan' from March 7 to March 19, 2008 at the Embassy Hall. Ambassador Mr. Tatsuo Mizuno, Mr. Prachanda Man Shrestha, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board, Mr. Bal Bahadur Parajuli, President of JUAAN and Mr. Nurbu Lama, President of JALTAN jointly inaugurated the exhibition on March 5, 2008. The exhibition is supported by the Japan Foundation.

The photographs on display are from Mr. KijuroYahagi's collection. These photographs are outcome of his picture-taking journey throughout Japan extending over some 20,000 kilometers, exploring the very deepest layers of Japan. Some photos present animistic scenes involving natural features and objectives as mountains, rocks, stones and trees. The others present scenes such as rock gardens, fields surrounded by mountains, fisherman's house surrounding a small harbor, a large city full of hurrying pedestrians, traffic jam, etc. Each picture exhibited brings to the surface glimpses of various aspects of Japan. In other words, his collections reflect Japan as it. Mr. Yahagi who has won numerous prestigious awards both in Japan and abroad is an internationally recognized photographer.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

photo.circle.xv @ the bakery café, sundhara

This March photo.circle presents to you the works of:

Priya ji, an amateur photographer who has been taking pictures for 6 years. She will share with us a story titled "On a winters day",

photojournalist Sailendra Kharel, who will share his story on Cambodian nightlife and a selection from a story in progress on the Nepali migrant worker issue,

and Brian Sokol who will share work from his recent Eddie Adams workshop experience and other select Nepali stories.

This month's emphasis is on CRITIQUE. The photographers look forward to your critical feedback on their work. We invite you to put your constructive critique hat on and join us to view and analyze this delectable selection of photo work on:

SATURDAY, March 1st, 2008
9:45 am to 12:00 noon
@ The Bakery Café, Sundhara

See you Saturday


A People War

A People War - Photo Exhibition Tour  @ NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org

A.D. B.S. Day Place
29th Jan 15th Magh Tues Kawasoti
30th Jan 16th Magh Wed. Kawasoti
1st Feb 18th Magh Fri Mahendranagar
2nd Feb 19th Magh Sat Mahendranagar
4th Feb 21st Magh Mon Dadeldhura
5th Feb 22nd Magh Tues Dadeldhura
7th Feb 24th Magh Thurs Surkhet
8th Feb 25th Magh Fri Surkhet
10th Feb 27th Magh Sun Ghorahi (Dang)
11th Feb 28th Magh Mon Ghorahi (Dang)
13th Feb 1st Falgun Wed. Syangja
14th Feb 2nd Falgun Thurs Syangja
16th Feb 4th Falgun Sat Baglung
17th Feb 5th Falgun Sun Baglung
19th Feb 7th Falgun Tues Beni
20th Feb 8th Falgun Wed Beni
22nd Feb 10th Falgun Friday Besisahar
23rd Feb 11th Falgun Sat Besisahar
25th Feb 13th Falgun Mon Gorkha
26th Feb 14th Falgun Tues Gorkha
29th Feb 17th Falgun Friday Kathmandu
1st March 18th Falgun Sat Kathmandu

A People War
Photo Exhibition Tour
29 February - 1 March
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love is the branch of life...

Love is the branch of life...
Love is the branch of life in which everyone sits to fall on it.

"Happy Valentine’s Day” to you all.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Harmonious Transitions

Harmonious Transitions an exhibition of Losar photography by Canadian photographer Daniel Collins, 6th Feb till 30th Mar, 1400hrs to 1800 hrs at the Saturday Cafe in Boudha. Contact: 9841672116

Thursday, January 31, 2008

photo.circle.xiv @ the bakery café, sundhara

The February edition of photo.circle presents

the works of Silvie Gruber who has been in Nepal for several months volunteering at a school. She will share a set of quirky images that she has collected during her stay here, highlighting the fascinating view of animal life in Nepal.

Bijay Gajmer who is based in Dharan. He will share pictures from a remote but beautiful locale in Gufa Pokhari that has great potential to develop into a tourist destination.

and winners and participants of Kathmandu Off Beat a photo contest organized by the Alliance Francaise.

Please join us this;

SATURDAY, Feb 2nd, 2008
9:45 am to 12:00 noon
@ the Bakery Café, Sundhara

See you there!


Friday, January 04, 2008

Photo.Circle is ONE YEAR OLD

Happy 2008!! Photo.Circle is ONE YEAR OLD this month! Hurrah!

We invite you to our anniversary edition this:

Sunday, January 6th
5:45 pm (our new year resolution is to start on time!)
@ The Bakery Café, Sundhara

This month we present you the works of three faithful photo.circle friends:

Ashesh Dangol from the boss, VOW and Casino Times who will show work from a personal project in Rasuwa

Naresh Shrestha from The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post who will share his collected works covering the festivals of Kathmandu


Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati who will show an assortment of portraiture work representing Nepali women.

It has been great getting to know each of you this year, and we have appreciated your support through rain and shine. Please come join the anniversary festivities and feel free to bring along friends and family. Its gonna be a partaay!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Light up!

Light up! by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

First photograph of a first day of a new year…

I hope this year I will do some more experiment with photographs and learn more things that I like. This year, I hope I will be able to play with 120mm camera and also with LOMOgraphy and as usual with some new digital camera also. I also love to take more photographs with “Through the Viewfinder [TtV]” photography and “CMYK” photography.

Mission I am working is on: to put 100000 photographs online, to do 10 group photo exhibition and 1 solo photo exhibition.

1000 photographs online 99000 to go,
Done 2 group photo exhibition and 8 to go and
1 solo photo exhibition left to do.

In 2008, I will try to uplift my mission.

Normal light bulb hanging on and made with “CMYK” photography.

Enjoy the life!

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
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