A People War - Photo Exhibition - Besisahar - Day 2


Venue: Besisahar, Lamjung

23 Feb 2008

A People War - Photo Exhibition - Besisahar - Day 2

Updated February 24, 2008, 12:04 PM

Thousands of people from Besisahar in Lamjung 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) Lamjung chapter said more than 10,000 people viewed the exhibition.      

“The exhibition has revealed to the people of Lamjung that the effects of war remains for a long time specially on the general public and they hoped scenes like those in the photographs would never be repeated" said  Krishna KC, president of the Lamjung 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

‘A People War’ is an exhibition based on the picture book of the same name that was envisioned by Kunda Dixit. It is touring Nepal and will now travel on to Gorkha before winding up in Kathmandu on 1 March. Nearly 320,000 people have already seen the exhibition in 30 venues around the country.