Bunu Dhungana is an artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She uses photography as a medium to explore and question the world around her. Her background in sociology informs her photographic work, questioning notions of gender and patriarchy. While her personal projects centre around gender, she has worked in a wide range of fields from visual ethnography, NGO/INGO work, to commercial and journalistic work.
Her work has been exhibited in Photo Kathmandu, Dali International Photo Exhibition, KunstKasten, Serendipity Arts Festival, Ishara Art Foundation, and Mannheimer Kunstverein. She is currently doing her fellowship at The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University (2020-2021).
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Diwas Raja Kc
Head of Research and Archives
Diwas Raja Kc is a researcher, writer, and curator based in Kathmandu. He pursued graduate studies in visual culture and history in Sarah Lawrence College, New York, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. At Nepal Picture Library, he works on building visual archives and presenting documentary images of historically obscured subjects. His curatorial show Dalit: A Quest for Dignity (2016) explored ways of witnessing assertions and obfuscations about Dalit past in Nepal. He also works as a documentary film editor and has worked with several renowned artists and visual anthropologists. Kc gives workshops on visual storytelling and has taught courses on social history and historiographical methods.
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NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati
Co-founder & Director
NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati enjoys working across platforms to weave together visual narratives with research, pedagogy, and collective action to create public discourse around themes such as patriarchy, power and justice. In 2007, she co-founded photo.circle; a photography platform that has facilitated learning, exhibition making, and publishing opportunities for Nepali photographers. In 2010, she co-founded the Nepal Picture Library; a digital photo archive that documents and creates engagement with a public history of the Nepali people. NayanTara is also the co-founder and Festival Director of Photo Kathmandu, an international festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years.
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Coordinator and Chief Document Controller, Nepal Picture Library
Shikhar Bhattarai is a freelance photographer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. His passion for photography developed when he started to understand the power of the visual medium as a way to share stories. He is particularly interested in travel and documentary photography. An avid traveller, he has traversed across many parts of his diverse country, and is interested in its geographical and anthropological histories and narratives.
Having completed her Master’s from the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Yutsha Dahal backs her interest in alternative approaches to history with a solid training in visual culture and performance studies. As an NPL fellow, she is excited to see what new insights can be uncovered about indigeneity and sustainability through the prism of visual and material culture.
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