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Sailendra Kharel, (b. 1982) is a photojournalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal having deep interest in investigative socio-political human documentary stories. He started his career as a photojournalist in 2004, covering the armed conflict in western Nepal for the Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s leading Nepali and English national dailies, worked till 2011.
In 2007, he got an opportunity to take part in WORKSHOPASIA, a documentary photo workshop conducted by Jack Picano, Steve Coleman and Stephen Dupont in Kathmandu. On the same year he was selected as one of 30 young emerging Asian photographers, to participate in a Photo documentary Workshop at the Angkor Photography Festival, in Cambodia. In 2007 itself, Kharel won 1st prize in Environment and 3rd prize in Feature category in local Press Photo Contest (NFPJ).
He has exhibited his First Exhibitions at Chobi-Mela, International Photo Festival in Bangladesh, Dhaka on 2009 and in Angkor Photo Festival on 2008. His work has been widely published and exhibited in Nepal. Nationally and internationally, his pictures have been published in OGlobo (Brazil), The Alps Magazine (Switzerland), BBC Online, Tehelka (India), Himal South Asian, Kantipur Daily, The Kathmandu Post, Nepal Magazine, Himal Magazine, Nepali Times, A People’s War (book on Nepal’s Conflict), etc.
He has work on international photo-story assignment on Tuberculosis in Cambodia for World Health Organization (WHO). The exhibition opened in Rio de Janeiro on 23 March 2009 and will go on to tour major cities across the globe.Sailendra Kharel 's current location:
Kathmandu , Nepal
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