A People War - Photo Exhibition - Surkhet


Venue: Surkhet

07 Feb 2008 - 08 Feb 2008

A People War - Photo Exhibition - Surkhet

An exhibition of photographs from the conflict has attracted thousands of people in Surkhet with most of them saying they found the photographs very moving and they hoped Nepalis would never have to see such scenes repeated. The visitors also came from neighboring district of Dailekh and Jajarkot to see the exhibition.

The exhibition is touring the country and contains 70 of the images taken by photographers all over the country which are included in the nepa-laya book, A People War envisioned by Kunda Dixit.

“The pictures prove that truth always ultimately triumphs over falsehood,” said Kopiram Kandel of Surkhet, “let’s hope Nepalis will never have to see such brutality again.”

The exhibition tour has so far been to 25 venues across the country and will travel next to Ghorahi, Syangja, Baglung, Beni, Besisahar, Gorkha before ending in Kathmandu on 1 March.

Many of the viewers have said the pictures prove that violence is counterproductive as a political weapon and they are worried about an escalation of the violence in the eastern tarai.

“Any one who argues that you need violence to bring social transformation will change their minds after seeing these pictures,” said a Surkhet viewer, Om Wagle.