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.
Coordinator and Chief Document Controller, Nepal Picture Library
Shikhar Bhattarai is a freelance photographer based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Biraj’s interests encompass a wide spectrum of pursuits, varying from nit-picking pop culture trivia over graphic design to music. At photo.circle, he’s the main power behind the scanning efforts for the Nepal Picture Library and lends a reliable hand to Nishant and the rest of the team in terms of logistics.