Markers of change

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Markers of change

Nov 1, 2011-

Following a gruelling Masterclass with Mads Nissen from July to September, participating photographers from photo.circle’s 14-week workshop will be showcasing the resultant works at the Nepal Art Council from Nov 4 onwards in an exhibition titled The Constant Change. Not only will the photographs—all based around the theme of evolution and change, and the photographers’ varied interpretations of the same—don the walls of the art council, but photo.circle will also be launching a book of the same name at the opening event on Friday.

Mads Nissen’s lengthy masterclass had been aimed at advanced photographers and photojournalists who were interested in visual storytelling and producing photo stories. Throughout the months, Nissen had guided the 12 selected participants—Kishor K Sharma, Shikhar Bhattarai, Phurpu Tsering Gurung, Narendra Shrestha, Prasiit Sthapit, Niranjan Shrestha, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, Prem Tsering Sherpa, Sailendra Kharel, Uma Bista, Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka and Nirman Shrestha—through their story ideas, deconstructing picture stories shooting and helped with editing the pictures. According to photo.circle, the workshop encouraged participants to “use photojournalism and documentary photography to discover, investigate and convey stories about places and people, that they believe the world should care about.” The final photo stories were then compiled for the book, with additional text accompanying each of the collections.

Nissen is a prominent Danish photographer who has been awarded numerous prizes such as the  Danish Press Photo of the Year in 2007, Danish Press Photo of the Year in 2010 and the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Prize for International Photography in 2011. Nissen has also won a World Press award recently for his story In the Name of Victoria which was shot in Nepal. Nissen is currently working on finishing up his personal project AMAZONAS which will be published as a book in the near future.

His Excellency Morten Jespersen, the Danish Ambassador to Nepal, will be launching the book and opening the exhibition on November 4 at 4 pm.

The exhibition will be open till November 13, and opening hours are between12 pm to 7 pm. The book will be on sale at the exhibition and will also be made available at major bookstores in Kathmandu

Published: 02-11-2011 10:20

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