Archive for the ‘Nepali Photographers’ Category

I’m just looking

June 17, 2007

I’m just looking
Originally uploaded by rvibek

Mr. Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner’s photograph: “I’m just looking”)


“Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition was inaugurated by his Excellency Mr. James F. Moriarty, Ambassador, Embassy of United States of America on 15th June, 2007. In the four day exhibition (15th to 18th, June 2007), 300 pictures of more than 100 participants of the 3rd Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for Amateurs 2007, were on display. Judges for this competition were Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

Winners of this competition were Mr. Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner), Mr Binod Rai (Landscape category winner), Mr Yatra Thulung(Fauna category winner), Mr. Sanjay Lama (Macro category winner) and Mr. Ragendra Dev Adhikari (Flora category winner), The rest of the TOP TEN photographers included; Yatra Thulung, Rabi Karmacharya, Ujwal Bhattarai, Janak Khattiwada and Silvia Del Conte.

This exhibition not only promotes amateur photographers and nature photography in Nepal but also raises funds for conservation at local level in the Kathmandu Valley and supports young researchers to carry out studies on Urban Wildlife. In addition, WCN Photography Program brings people together from all walks of the life towards a common cause of nature and wildlife conservation through the medium of photography.

WCN has been organizing photography competition on Nature and Wildlife which has been very popular amongst the youth. Through this national level competition WCN/YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing pictures through their lenses so that its beauty can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. We believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation.

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Top ten photographs of the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition 2007 and winners…

June 16, 2007

Top ten photographs of the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition 2007
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Take a walk through the wild side at a photography exhibition ‘Nature Through Lens 3’, which was inaugurated at the Nepal Art Council by American Ambassador James F Moriarty on June 15.
Organised by Wildlife Conservation Nepal, there are over 300 photographs on display that were taken by more than 100 amateur photographers. These photographs were submitted for the WCN Third Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for Amateurs 2007.
Moriarty said, “The photographs will not only bring awareness about the present situation of nature and wild-life, but due to the conservation movement the younger generation will be thankful to the organisation.”
The competition was divided into four categories — Macro, Fauna, Flora and Landscape. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprising renowned photographers — Raj Bhai Suwal, Pradeep Shakya, Nripa Dhoj Khadka and Mani Lama. The winners were Vibek Raj Maurya (Grand prize winner), Binod Rai (Landscape), Yatra Thulung (Fauna), Sanjay Lama (Macro) and Ragendra Dev Adhikari (Flora).
The competition not only promotes amateur photographers and nature photography in Nepal but also raises funds for conservation at the local level and supports young researchers to carry out studies in urban wildlife.
The exhibition is on till June 18.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Invitation to the Nature through Lens 3 – A Nature and WildlifePhotography Exhibition

June 15, 2007

Invitation to the Nature through Lens 3 – A Nature and Wildlife Photography Exhibition
Originally uploaded by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

This is my invitation card of “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition. This year is my second time on “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition and on WCN 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for amateur 2007. Last year at “Nature Through Lens 2” this photograph was on top ten.

I am happy for this year also thought the result will come later today. I am happy that this is my second group exhibition and being part of it and I am also very much excited about it. This year few photographs are on sale also so if you like my photographs on exhibition please get it for your office’s wall. The proceeds will help WCN to conduct conservation activities at local level.

I cordially invite you all to the “Nature Through Lens 3” a photography exhibition showcasing 300 photographs of more than 100 amateur photographers of WCN 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition for amateur 2007.

Time: 11.00 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Date: 15th – 18th June 2007

For more information: WCN or Nepal Photography

NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Russian Action Film Festival

June 12, 2007

Russian Action Film Festival – On the occasion of the Day of Russia
Russian Center of Science and Culture presents Russian Action Film Festival from 12 to 16 June 2007 at the Russian Cultural Center, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu

Free Passes are available at the Russian Cultural Center, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu
Tel: 4416650

Programme Schedule:
The White Sun of the Desert – 12 June, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
The Elusive Avengers – 13 June, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers – 14 June, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
The Crown of the Russian Empire – 15 June, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
The Property of the Republic – 16 June, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

photo.circle.vi @ the bakery café, sundhara

May 31, 2007

This months photo.circle is pleased to present the works of;

Damber Krishna Shrestha of Himal Khabarpatrika who will be showing an exclusive feature story on Nepali migrant workers in Qatar.
Susheel Shrestha who will share with us his works from the Himalayan highs to the Terai plains.
Udipt Singh Chettry of The Himalayan Times whose amazing sports reportage we see in the dailies but never quite like this before!

Saturday, June 2nd
9:45 am sharp
The Bakery Café, Sundhara

We would also like to announce the inclusion of a number of previous photo.circle participants in www.majorityworld.com . Please visit the website to see the works of Dhruba Ale, Naresh Shrestha, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Ashesh Dangol, Suraj Shakya, Rajesh Gurung, and Sunita Dangol.

See you on Saturday!

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events.bn organises these monthly picture gatherings to share photo work and give/ receive feedback. we hope to have editorial and layout representation to make things more interactive. students, artists, storytellers, visual scientists and photo enthusiasts from all walks of life are welcome!

Seminar on career and scope of photography by photography professionals

May 25, 2007

Seminar on career and scope of photography by photography professionals. Learn photography in Nepal, Canada and Australia.
Venue: Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu.
11:00 am sharp, Saturday, 2064-02-12 (2007-05-26)
Organized by: National Photography, Contact: 2010742

Experiencing Baraka

May 24, 2007

Experiencing Baraka
Originally uploaded by Nepal Photography.

By: Xeno Acharya
It does not take a genius to figure out we live in a beautiful world. The mighty Himalaya is a nice example of that. In cold winter mornings when the first rays of warmth flood the streets of Bhaktapur, heavenly beauty spreads over Kathmandu valley. Beauty that lies in the flames of burning butter candles in a monastery in Tibet. The silence of a Japanese garden talks about the peace that could have been. The womb of the massive volcanoes gives one a glimpse of nature’s might. The colorful lives of the aborigines in Africa, the Niagara Falls, the energy in the devotees in Jakarta all sing the tales of nature’s glory.

When the first Spanish invaders fell the mighty Brazil nut trees of the Amazon, thousands of dreams fell and shattered with it. Ugly buildings sprouted up like wild mushrooms, and people invaded the majestic hills and forests like vermin. Now the children of men linger in places where only the daring beasts once roamed. Factories buzz with low paid slaves, and the lives of men are reduced to a slow mechanical beat- click, ping, thump…click, ping, thump…click, ping.
The noise fades away, and silence. Human beings are the products of a technological advancement, clean healthy and almost perfect organisms manufactured to propagate and rule. The defective ones don’t make it out of the factory because it is hard to survive in this cut-throat world. And when the mind no longer can tolerate the growing pressure of this technocratic society, mass murders, suicide bombings and blind shootings result. To satisfy the thirst of an unhealthy soul hungry for love, we fall from the heights of humanity and succumb to mere pleasures of the flesh. War, the major outcome of this struggle for power and dignity has been in human history for centuries. Only we used to fight with stones and clubs, now we do with fighter planes and tanks and land mines. We used to fight for women and territory. Now we do for oil and money. We fuel the burning fire inside us with rage, hatred and the never ending desire for something more, better, bigger. And yet, in the dark corners of the world like Nepal and the South East Asia, people struggle each day for their subsistence. We are a hardy race.

Life has lost its color, dreams have no meaning and dragging is all we do with our lives. Dragging, a slow, dreaded inevitable and heavy dragging. And death seems just like yet another stop. So we run, we run for our lives, we run away from people around us, we run from ourselves. We run for the preservation of something that we dearly love, we run for life. But is life just this running, or is it something more?
Come find out this Saturday at St. Xavier’s Campus.

Project Baraka Details:

Film duration 96 min
Show dates May 19, 2007 Saturday
May 26, 2007 Saturday
Show times 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Ticket prices Student Rs. 50/- (with ID)
Regular Rs. 100/-
Venue St. Xavier’s Campus, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

“A People War” – Photo Tour of Nepal discussion lecture by Kunda Dixit

May 24, 2007

“A People War” – Photo Tour of Nepal discussion lecture by Kunda Dixit at CSGN monthly lecture, 25th May, 0900 hrs onwards at Shankar Hotel, Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 winners

May 13, 2007


Awarded photojournalists with their trophies

A function was organized on May11, Friday to announce and award the “Photo Concern-NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007″ winners. Winners of the Press Photo of the Year 2006 in 4 different categories are…
Sports: Udipt Singh Chhetri (1st), Tashi R Ghale (2nd), Prakash Mathema (3rd).
Environment: Sailendra Kharel (1st), Janak Nepal (2nd), Saligram Tiwari (3rd).
Feature: Ekal Silwal (1st), Chandra Shekhar Karki (2nd), Sailendra Kharel (3rd).
News: Rajendra Manandhar (1st), Rabi Manandhar (2nd), Sundar Shrestha (3rd).
All above winners were awarded plaque with Rs. 15000, 10000 and 5000. The Grand Prize of Rs. 50,000 and a trophy with the title “Press Photo of the Year 2006” was awarded to Sagar Shrestha.

Photo Concern – NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 and Exhibition

May 10, 2007

NFPJ press photo contest 2007
Originally uploaded by Nepal Photography.

Photo Concern – NFPJ Press Photo Contest 2007 and Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu from 11th – 15th May 2007. For more information contact: www.nfpj.com