A People War - Photo Exhibition - Dadeldhura


Venue: Dadeldhura

04 Feb 2008 - 05 Feb 2008

A People War - Photo Exhibition - Dadeldhura

A two-day exhibition of conflict photographs ended on February 5, 2008, Tuesday in Dadeldhura after being viewed by thousands of people including local leaders of the seven parties, civil servants, students and citizens.

The exhibition is part of a photo peace journey that has now been staged in 25 venues across the country and viewed by nearly 245,000 people. After Dadeldhura, the exhibition travels to Surkhet on February 6, 2008,where the exhibition is scheduled for & and 8. It will further move to Ghorahi, Syangja, Baglung, Beni, Besisahar and Gorkha and reaches Kathmandu on March 1, 2008.

"The photos showed us the devastation caused by the conflict, I hope such scenes are never repeated," said Lokendra Sarki of Dadeldhura. Many viewers were visibly moved and saw the exhibition twice after bringing family members.

The exhibition has 70 images captured from 1996-2006 by Nepali and foreign photographers included in the book A People War envisioned by Kunda Dixit. The exhibition also includes a section showing the reaction of viewers from other parts of Nepal.

"Let's hope the country doesn't have to bear such pain again," said student Ganga Dhami. She added: "The country should now move towards elections, justice and long-term peace."