Photos of the refugees- exhibited in Kathmandu.

(Bhutanusa.com):
The four-day long photo exhibition held in Kathmandu, Nepal, entitled ‘Real People Real Needs’ ended yesterday, according to the Kathmandu Post national daily.The event organized to mark World Refugee Day 2009 has drawn some 5000 visitors from inside and outside Nepal.

Dozens of photographs taken by some of the well known Nepali and foreign photographers and photo journalists such as Ashok R. Shakya, Kari Collins, Kashish Das Shrestha, NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Edwin Koo, Zalmai, Christian Als, Saiful Huq Omi, John Lehmann, James Giambrone and H.E. Nancy Powell were kept for exhibition in Bhrikutimandap (Kathmandu).

Almost all the images in the exhibit portrayed the pathetic lives of the refugees around the globe while quite a few highlighted the changed lifestyles of the refugees who are resettled in developed nations like USA.

According to Daisy Deli, the UNHCR Representative in Nepal, the main aim of the exhibition was to bring to life the compelling stories of the refugees and convey the message to the world that refugees are real people with real needs.

The event also carried the photos of the Bhutanese refugees both in camps and in US which were taken by popular Nepali photographers Mr. Ashok Shakya and Kasish Das Shrestha. Shrestha also had organized a grand photo exhibition in Beldangi Refugee camp in Eastern Nepal a few months ago.

Here are a few photos of the refugees displayed in the event which we have taken from ‘everestUncensored’, a community blog.

(Photo: Ashok R Shakya)

(Photo: Ashok R Shakya)

(Photo: Kasish Das Shrestha)

(Photo: Kasish Das Shrestha)

Photo: Ashok R. Shakya

Photo: Ashok R. Shakya


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( Photo:Saiful Huq Omi)

( Photo:Saiful Huq Omi)

(Photo:Saiful Huq Omi)

(Photo:Saiful Huq Omi)

(Photo:Edwin Koo)

(Photo:Edwin Koo)

 (Photo:Christian Als)

(Photo:Christian Als)

(Photo:Saiful Hug Omi)

(Photo:Saiful Hug Omi)

( Photo:Christian Als)

( Photo:Christian Als)

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