#photoNepal photography exhibition kicks off


NTB CEO Deepak Raj Joshi awards the first prize winner during the inauguration of #photoNepal in Kathmandu on Thursday.

The three-day #photoNepal photography exhibition began in Kathmandu from Friday.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) CEO Deepak Raj Joshi inaugurated the expo amid a function organized in NTB on Thursday.

The exhibition is being organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) as part of its efforts to promote tourism among both Nepalis and foreign visitors. The expo is organized in the first weekend of English calendar on different themes. The March session of #photoNepal is being organized in coordination with Facebook group Nepalese in Photography which has more than 200,000 members.

Speaking at the program, CEO Joshi said he was pleased to note that general people were helping in promotion of tourism products and services through products like this. “We are also taking the expo out of Kathmandu. #photoNepal has already been organized in Biratnagar. Preparations are underway to organize the expo in Panauti and Pokhara,” Joshi added.

Joshi also awarded top three photographs submitted in ‘Nepalese in Photography’ Facebook group.

Photograph of Kalinchowk taken by Rajiv Kapali won the first prize, while the photographs of Kulekhani taken by Bijay Gurung and Namche Bazar taken by Sabrina Dangol won second and third prize, respectively.

Talking about the expo, Sudhan Subedi, senior officer of NTB, said the main objective of the expo was to promote Nepal through photographs. “For this session, we asked the members of ‘Nepalese in Photography’ what Ghumphir is for them. And they have responded to our question with beautiful photographs. We have selected 60 photographs from thousands of entries,” he added. “Increasing visitors’ footfall shows that the expo is becoming popular. We are getting photographs of tourism attractions from throughout the country.”

An interaction with journalist Kunda Dixit, and a special show of documentary ‘Helicopter Rescuer in the Himalaya’ will be organized on Sunday as part of the exhibition, according to Subedi.

(All photos by Nepalese In Photography)



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