For almost three months now, Photo Kathmandu has been running a special fundraiser, offering special limited editions prints for sale, all to support the rebuilding of Patan’s centuries-old heritage sites that were demolished in April’s earthquake and its aftershocks. Now, in addition to curated prints from the archives of the Nepal Picture Library and the Peace Corp Nepal Photo History Project, 14 new exclusive prints are available for purchase, all generously donated by friends of photo.circle.
“I was not in Nepal when the big earthquake struck. When I heard the news, I frantically called everyone back home to make sure they were okay. Now that I have returned home and seen all the destruction with my own eyes, donating this picture was the least I could do,” says Nirman Shrestha, one of the contributors to the collection.
The 14 new prints, all artist proofs, are from contemporary photographers. “Even though the first two sets contain extraordinary photos, we wanted to include some contemporary work”, says Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, co-director of the Photo Kathmandu festival and a co-founder of photo.circle. “We mentioned the idea to some friends and the response was overwhelming. It's such a privilege to have these fantastic photographers contribute to our fundraiser.”
You can check out the photos, and hopefully support our fundraiser with a purchase, here.