Print Edition - 2014-12-14 | et cetera
Photo-print sale at NPL
Dec 13, 2014-
Nepal Picture Library (NPL), an archiving project initiated by photo.circle, Jhamsikhel, will be winding up its fourth year with a year-end photo-print sale.
Over the last four years, NPL has digitised over 24,000 photographs, and many families from across Nepal have contributed photographs and stories to their growing archive. In 2015, the organisers of NPL plan to work with museums, galleries and schools to increase access to their collections.
The proceeds from the sale will go towards helping photo.circle hire a full-time researcher next year to take help with archival work. Through the work done by NPL, the founders of photo.circle hope to contribute to the study of Nepali photography, as well as generate knowledge and raise questions about how Nepalis and others can explore issues of memory, identity, and history through images.
Photo.circle was established in 2007 as a platform for new photography in the country. Through publications, workshops, exhibitions and commissioned assignment work, photo.circle seeks to create opportunities for photographers to learn, exhibit, publish and market their work.
Through its various activities and by bringing photographers and others together, photo.circle aspires to nurture unique voices that document and engage with social change in Nepal. Nepal Picture Library was set up in 2010.
For more information about NPL, visit: www.fb.com/nepalpicturelibrary and follow them on Twitter@nepalpiclibrary.
Published: 14-12-2014 09:46