HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NEPAL: A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER
A Unique Exhibition at the Kala Ghoda Cafe
12 October to 9 November 2015
The archival photographs featured in this Special Print Sale have been curated from the Nepal Picture Library and the Peace Corp Nepal Photo History Project. As art objects they are remarkable and rare; as mementos of a rapidly evolving way of life they are beautiful and unusual. And, as records of spaces irrevocably altered by the earthquakes, they are priceless. Photo Kathmandu attempts to give life to this archival material, empowering the past to lend a hand to the future.
The earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 caused significant damage to many heritage sites and community spaces across the Kathmandu Valley. While the government may restore some of these, hundreds will be neglected. Among the many affected sites is the old city of Patan, across the river from Kathmandu, where Nepal’s first international photography festival will be anchored. KVPT (Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust) and the Photo Kathmandu team believe that restoring the historical center of Patan will require a much larger investment. This fundraiser is the first step to make that restoration a reality.
Kala Ghoda Café is proud to partner with Photo Kathmandu to bring this special print sale to Mumbai from 12 October to 9 November. KG Café will put a selection of 9 framed limited edition prints on display to promote this fundraiser. They are for sale for Rs. 9,800. The frame is graciously offered by the KG Café. All proceeds will go directly to KVPT to support the rebuilding of essential heritage sites in the city of Patan.
About Kala Ghoda Café (Mon-Fri: 8am - 11:45pm, Sat-Sun: 8:30am - 11:45pm)
Part café, part bakery, part gallery, the Kala Ghoda Café was from the outset conceived as an alternative to the chain-café experience for the Colaba/Fort/Churchgate triangle. It's designed as an informal local meeting place, hence the choice of name, to reflect and support the neighbourhood. Access details available here.
About Photo Kathmandu (3 - 9 November)
Photo Kathmandu, the newest addition to the international photography festival circuit, is launching in November 2015. The first edition of the festival aims to serve as a platform for interaction between photography, history, anthropology and a wide array of the arts. The festival will host exhibitions, slideshows, artist talks, workshops and other events, working primarily in public spaces in and around the city.