Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hamra Hajurama: Our Grandmothers is pleased to invite you to the book launch and exhibition opening of

Hamra Hajurama: Our Grandmothers

11 am | Friday, December 18th 2009
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Some of the featured grandmothers have arrived in Kathmandu and are eager to meet their audience!
For project updates please visit

The exhibition is on till 25 December from 10 AM - 6 PM

Hamra Hajurama: Our Grandmothers is a storytelling project using the primary mediums of photography and text. The project was designed to encourage writers and photographers to collaborate and produce work together. The 15 writers and photographers involved in Hamra Hajurama have fanned out across the country since May 2009, seeking voices and encountering a fascinating range of women with much to tell- not just tales of sorrow and injustice, but also ones of survival, dreams and hopes.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In unison with God

A photography exhibition by Pasang Sherpa from 19th-25th August 2009 at Yala Maya Kendra (Baggikhana), Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 - 8.august.2009

This month we would like to share with you some of the outcomes of the Hajurama project including photos and text by our 15 participanting writers and photographers.

In addition to this, young photo student Prateek Rajbhandari will be presenting a collection of unique landscape collage work. And Umesh Shrestha will be presenting his brand new multimedia documentary on the underground death metal scene in Nepal.

Saturday, August 8th 2009
9:45 am
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

See you there!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Our world your move

Our world your move a photography exhibition by Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Nepal.

DATE: 12 JULY 2009 TIME: 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Photo Journey of Karnali

Photo Journey of Karnali, a photo exhibition organized by Karnali Tourism Development Forum Nepal (KTDF-Nepal), commenced on Monday 6th of July at Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu.

A total of 109 photos are on display at the exhibition. The exhibition will continue till July 11.

Photos at the exhibition bear a price tag ranging between Rs 2,500 and Rs 7,000.

Monday, July 06, 2009

My Point of View 2008

Gallery 1827 presents

"My Point of View 2008" Photographs by Bibhas Maharjan Suwal

Gallery 1827 takes a great pleasure in inviting you to the photo exhibition.
Please accept our warm invitation to attend the press conference on
opening of photo exhibition on Monday, July 6, 2009 at
Gallery 1827 - Cafe de New road,(Beside New Road Gate), Kathmandu, Nepal.
Time: 2:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you at the venue.

About Gallery 1827

Gallery 1827 is a unique gallery which has been established with the aim to promote professional and amateur photographers. The gallery will be organising photo exhibitions every month of different photographers on topics which will help showcase Nepal’s natural beauty – its landscapes, flora and fauna and rich heritage -the temples and unique festivals.

The gallery also hopes to form a bridge between photographers and viewers so that a larger audience gets to see the works of these talented photographers. The Gallery 1827 is centrally located at Maitidevi and will be opening up Café Galleries at various places.

The first exhibition at the gallery is of student Bibhas Maharjan Suwal’s first solo exhibition titled “My Point of View 2008”. Maharjan's exhibition captures the various attractive facets of Nepal and India while on school excursion. Exhibition is on from July 6, 2009 at Gallery 1827 Café de Newroad (Beside New Road Gate). Opens daily from 10am to 6 pm.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

More than Ambassadors

More than Ambassadors
photographs by H.E. Nancy J. Powell, H.E. Finn Thinsted & H.E. Rakesh Sood
4 - 19 July 2009
Indigo Gallery, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Friday, July 03, 2009



TIME: 2:00 PM

In a Different Light

In a Different Light - an exhibition of photographs by Ms. Zoe Childerley

1st July - 18th July 2009

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Real People, Real Needs" - World Refugee Day 2009 Photo Exhibition

Big photo exhibition: "Real People Real Needs" - UNHCR World Refugee Day 2009 Photo Exhibition

Works on show by: Ashok R. Shakya, Kari Collins, Kashish Das Shrestha, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Edwin Koo, Zalmai, Christian Als, Saiful Huq Omi, John Lehmann, James Giambrone and H.E. Nancy Powell

Some great pictures at exhibition, and housed in the unkempt, warehouse-like Bhrikuti Mandap exhibition hall. There are many images being
displayed, some regular size and many an enormous 3m x 4m hanging from the
beams in the roof. There is also a bamboo Bhutanese
refugee house and some other installations which put you in touch with how
it is to be a refugee.

June 20th - 24th, 2009
10am - 7pm,
Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall,
Pradashani Marg,
Kathmandu, Nepal.

Also, if you are passing by the Ratna Park or Jawalakhel bus stops, look out for excerpts of the works on the walls there!

Dont miss this exciting ONE OF A KIND presentation!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Please join us for the screening of "Then and Now"; a collection of images by photographer Scot Faiia that compare people and places around Kathmandu in a span of 20 years. This body of work is thought provoking in many ways and encourages us to contemplate on 'change' and what it means to our city scape, our environment, our lifestyles and our future.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
4:45 PM
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

About Scot Faiia
Scott has lived and worked in Asia for more than 20 years, in East Africa for nine years, in the Caribbean for three years and in Egypt for three years. His serious interest in photography developed as a means to interact with the diverse people and cultures he encountered in his work. In many ways this interaction, and the possibility of capturing through photography the hope and beauty he encountered, was a counterbalance to the grim realities he grappled with in his relief and development work. After a ten year absence Scott recently returned to Nepal to focus his energies on photographing the wonders of life in the Kathmandu Valley.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Fair & Lovely: Beauty Lies in Nepal

Fair & Lovely: Beauty Lies in Nepal, a photo exhibition by Liz Lance

Indigo Gallery cordially invites you to the photo exhibition: Fair & Lovely, Beauty Lies in Nepal by Liz Lance on Friday May 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm
at Indigo Gallery in Naxal.

To be opened by the United States Ambassador to Nepal
Her Excellency Ms. Nancy Powell

For nine months, Fulbright Scholar Liz Lance has been submerged in a study of mass media affecting beauty, body image and femininity in young women in Nepal. She sought to understand the ways that mass media consumption has affected Nepal’s changing standards of beauty. Informed by years of academic research, many hours of interviews and relationships built with young women who shared their lives, Liz captured their ideas about beauty and body image in the photographs presented in this exhibition.

Three young women are highlighted in this exhibition: one from rural Eastern Nepal who struggled to survive alone in Kathmandu, with shifting body image and confidence levels; a young singer who ramps up her sex appeal for the benefit of a music career, though remaining a traditional Nepali girl at heart; and a record-setting professional mountain biker with a body that brought her success in a male-dominated field, hides her muscles to maintain her femininity. The explosion of beauty contests and beauty parlors across Nepal are captured, which suggests how women perceive empowerment through beautification and the associated quandary of exploitation.

This exhibition tells a poignant story of changing mores amongst young women in Nepal, without judgment, and with compassion.
Gallery hours daily 8:00am to 6:00pm

About the Artist:
Liz Lance holds a bachelor’s degree in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has completed post-baccalaureate coursework in Nepali language, literature and culture at Tribhuvan University’s Bhishwa Bhasha campus in Nepal. Liz has also completed graduate work in documentary photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, and was a participant at the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2007. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to undertake this photographic project. Liz begins her master’s studies in journalism at the University of Missouri in 2009.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Festivals of the Kathmandu Valley

Festivals of the Kathmandu Valley
An exhibition of photographs by Scott Faiia
15-29 May 2009
Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chobi Mela V in Kathmandu

Mark your calendars - a photo feast is headed your way!

After an inspiring visit to Chobi Mela V in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier this year, is pleased to host

International Festival of Photography

22-28 May 2009

The festival will include 12 exhibitions by artists from 9 countries. It will also include a range of presentations and workshops.

Workshop and presentation details are below. Register soon as seats are limited. Please make sure you submit all requirements with your registration.

We are also are in need for VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested to volunteer during Traveling Chobi Mela V, please email us.


CLOSENESS: Workshop by photographer Munem Wasif/ Agence VU
Saturday, 23rd May 2009 to Tuesday, 26th May 2009 | 10 am - 4 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Each day participants will meet from 10 am to 4 pm. The assigned topic will be "Closeness". Participants will make photographs of something which is very close to them, to their heart. They can interpret the word in their own way, conceptually. Photographs must be creative, personal and emotional.

* Open to professional photographers/ photojournalists.
* Submission deadline: May 18th 2009
* Submission requirements: Portfolio (in both print and digital) of 10-15 images.
* Registration fee: Rs. 2500
* Seats limited to 8 participants only
* Contact for further details

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CURATING EXHIBITIONS: Workshop by A S M Rezaur Rahman, Curatorial Director of Chobi Mela V, Dhaka
Saturday, 23rd May 2009 | 4 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

* Registration deadline: May 20th 2009
* Registration fee: FREE

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USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOCIAL ACTIVISM: Presentation by Robert Godden/ Rights Exposure Project
Sunday, 24th May 2009 | 4 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

* Open to all

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EVOLUTION OF CHOBI MELA: Presentation by Shahidul Alam/ Festival Director, Chobi Mela V
Sunday, 24th May 2009 | 5 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

* Open to all

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UNDERSTANDING LIGHT, COMPOSITION AND YOUR CAMERA: Workshop by Bikas Rauniar, Photo Editor, Kantipur Publications
Monday, 25th May 2009 | 11 am- 1 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

* Open to entry level photographers
* Registration deadline: May 20th 2009
* Registration fee: FREE

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DIGITAL WORKFLOW: Workshop by Ashesh Rajbanshi/ Canon
Monday, 25th May 2009 | 4 pm
Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

* Registration deadline: 5 pm, May 20th 2009
* Registration fee: FREE

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FAIR & LOVELY - Beauty lies in Nepal

FAIR & LOVELY - Beauty lies in Nepal
Multimedia presentation by Liz Lance

Liz spent the last eight months making photographs and recording audio with young women in Nepal, asking them about their views on beauty, body image and femininity. The seven multimedia presentations are a combination of still photographs and recorded audio, using the young women's voices to tell their own stories. She will also speak briefly about the process of making multimedia, as well as the process of documentary storytelling.

Liz Lance, a current resident of Kathmandu, received a Fulbright Fellowship to document the effects of mass media on beauty, body image and femininity in young women in Nepal. Liz has lived in Kathmandu on and off since 1998, when she was a student on the University of Wisconsin’s College Year in Nepal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Language and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin, studied Nepali culture, language and literature at Tribhuvan University’s Bishwa Bhasha Campus, and begins her Master’s degree in journalism and the University of Missouri in August 2009.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
9:45 am
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Butterflies, birds & wildlife

Butterflies, birds & wildlife
Photo exhibition
by Susheel Kumar Shrestha
14 - 20 April 2009
NAFA Art Gallery, Naxal

In Plain View

In Plain View
Photo Exhibition by Kelly Stacey
10-17 April 2009 | 10 AM - 7 PM
Lazimpat Gallery Cafe (Gallery is closed on Thursdays)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scenes of Nepal-3

Scenes of Nepal-3 by Pushpa KC in Strasbourg, France
From: Sunday, 12th April, 2009 4:00pm
To: Friday, 17th April, 2009 7:00pm
At: Le Thé des Muses,
51, rue du Fossé des Tanneurs 67000,
Strasbourg, France

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Life of my Sisters

The Life of my Sisters.
A photoessay by Debby Ng & Edwin Koo
5 March - 30 April 2009
The Cathay Gallery is located at 2 Handy Road, #02-16 The Cathay, Singapore.
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 12noon to 8pm. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays. Admission is Free.

Only a mere 28 per cent of girls in Nepal are literate, and less than three out of ten can read. Without essential skills, these girls risk falling victim to prostitution rings and child trafficking networks. Others are forced to live on the streets.

Education is the best hope these girls have of a normal life. A life of independence and true freedom.

For more than a decade, The Little Sisters Fund has been giving Nepalese girls a glimmer of hope through scholarships for underprivileged girls in Nepal. Photographers Debby Ng and Edwin Koo entered the homes of our little sisters - Nepal's hope for a better future. These photographs tell their story.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

This saturday we are showing two bodies of work that deliberate on life away from the homeland;

Kashish Das Shrestha is showing a story about a bhutanese family resettling in the US and Bikas Rauniar is showing a story about being south asian in the UK.

join us on:

Saturday, March 14th, 2009
9:45 am
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

see you there!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Happy Valentine's Day .....: )

Wish You a Happy Valentine's Day .....: )
Heart by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Banana leaf heart.

Nature is true artist, it creates a lot of pretty amazing things in the world.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A bunch of us have just come back from an exciting and inspiring trip to chobi mela in dhaka and we would like to share some of what we saw and smelt!

please join us on;

Saturday, Feb 14th
9:45 AM
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

we will have photographers Ashesh Dangol, Bijay Gajmer, Kong Yen Li, Liz Lance, Narendra Mainali, Rishi Amatya, Sam Kang Li and Shruti Shrestha share sights, sounds and thoughts from chobi mela.

we will also have a special selection of works from the festival for you to view right here in kathmandu, courtesy DRIK:

"Planet Shanghai" by Justin Guariglia
"Ships and Beyond" by Shaiful Huq Omi
"Women, more than a veil" by Isabelle Eshraghi

dont miss this!

2006 - 2009 © [ a Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka project ]