Posted on 11, Aug 2012
POSTCARDS AND BEYOND
POSTCARDS AND BEYOND is an exhibition featuring the works of Mukunda Bahadur Shrestha, a Patan-based photographer who dedicated more than 25 years of his life to photography. Mukunda ji spent the 70’s and 80’s travelling across Nepal, photographing mountains, culture and people. His photographs introduced Nepal to the world. Since early 2011 NEPAL PICTURE LIBRARY has digitized more than 11,000 of his slides and negatives.
The exhibition has been jointly curated by Nepal Picture Library and anthropologist ALBAN VON STOCKHAUSEN. “Personal historical photographic archives such as Shrestha’s pose a dramatic task to the anthropology of tomorrow. In the future, scholars wishing to work on the cultural systems of vanished cultures will have to heavily rely on archives and other historical collections.” says Alban.