NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati
NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati is a photographer and curator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She works at the intersections of visual storytelling, research, pedagogy, and collective action. In 2007, she co-founded photo.circle, a platform that facilitates learning, exhibition-making, and publishing opportunities for Nepali photographers, while working in increasingly trans-disciplinary ways. In 2011, she co-founded Nepal Picture Library, a digital archiving initiative that works towards diversifying Nepali social and cultural history, by centering the histories of women, Dalit, Madhesi, indigenous and queer people. NayanTara is also the co-founder and Festival Director of Photo Kathmandu, an international festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years.