A People War - Photo Exhibition - Baglung


Venue: Baglung

16 Feb 2008 - 17 Feb 2008

A People War - Photo Exhibition - Baglung

Thousands of people from Baglung and surrounding districts attended a two-day photo exhibition of conflict pictures that is touring the country.

More than 55 images from the nepa-laya book, A People War were on display, and the local organizer, Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) Baglung chapter said nearly 15,000 people viewed the exhibition.

The photo exhibition has been held in 27 venues throughout Nepal and is moving on to Beni, Besisahar, Gorkha before ending in Kathmandu on March 1. So far, 280,000 people all over the country have visited the travelling photo exhibition.

“We have never seen a turnout like this at a photo exhibition, but more than the numbers it was the response of the viewers who said they hoped scenes like those in the photographs would never be repeated,” said Hari Narayan Gautam, president of the Baglung chapter of FNJ.

Many of the students, party workers, teachers and civil servants were visibly moved as they came out of the exhibition. Many said the pictures convinced them that violence is counter-productive and makes the situation worse.

"I cried when I saw the photos of the suffering caused by the war" said Baglung college student Lok Bahadur Pun, " I hope Nepalis don't ever do this to each other again."