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Thomas L. Kelly

Thomas L. Kelly
Profession: Freelance Photographer
Location: Kathmanu , Nepal
Home base: Kathmandu, Nepal
URL: http://wildearthjourneys.com
URL: http://thomaslkellyphotos.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
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Organization: Kelly Photos
Yahoo! Messenger: thomaskellyphoto@yahoo.com
Skype: Thomaskelly1956 thomaskelly1956
Google Talk: thomaslkellyphoto
Mobile phone (while in Kathmanu): •••••••• (private)
Mobile phone: 977-98510-26738
Home phone: 977-14431954
Work phone 977-14438883
Last login: about 3 years ago
Member since: 27 Sep 2005 07:09

About

Thomas L. Kelly first came to Nepal in 1978 as a USA Peace Corps Volunteer, and has since worked as a photo-activist, documenting the struggles of marginalized people and disappearing cultural traditions all over the world. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation he has been recording the lives of sex workers and the traditions of prostitution across South Asia. Thomas has worked extensively for UNICEF, Save the Children Fund (USA), Aga Khan Foundation, DFID, U.K. , Institute of Child Health (ICH), U.K., on the subject of child prostitution, trafficking, Safer Motherhood/Saving Newborn Lives, Conflict and Resolution, and numerous other subjects. His editorial work has appeared in publications worldwide, including, the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Observer, U.K., From 1990-1991 he was the Corporate photographer for The Body Shop Int., UK specializing in documenting the Press Campaigns of the Company. He currently represents Gamma Press, France in Nepal.

Apart from photography, he has produced and directed films and videos on prostitution, violence against women, and esoteric ethnic practices, among other subjects for Discovery Communications, USA, National Geographic, and the BBC. He has researched and photographed the books: Sacred Landscape-Pilgrimage in Tibet: In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon, Tibet: Reflections from the Wheel of Life; The Hidden Himalayas; Kathmandu: City on the Edge of the World, Abbeville Press, N.Y., N.Y., Fallen Angels: Sex Workers of South Asia, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Roli Books Int. New Delhi, India,) Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, Viking Penguin, N.Y., N.Y. and Cultural Traditions on Hinduism-Sadhus, Cuerpos Pintados, Santiago, Chile.

Thomas was the AV Technical Advisor for The Youth Expression Project, YEP, a program in South Asia to help young people (ages 15-23) to identify and voice their concerns about parental and societal values, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, and sexual abuse. The project was about aiding them to understand their problems, concerns, hopes, fears, frustrations, and learning how to use media (writing, photography, video) to express those concerns on a public platform. Their media outputs were directed to parents, teachers and the general public.

CONTACT:
E-Mail: Tkelly@photo.wlink.com.np
URL: http://www.thomaslkellyphotos.com, http://www.wildearthjourneys.com
Tel/Fax: 977-1-4438883, 4431954
P.O. Box 1406
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Book launch- In search of the lost Kingdom of BON, sacred land scape and pilgrimage in TIBET

Abbeville Press and the Rubin Museum of Art
celebrating the publication of
SACRED LANDSCAPE AND PILGRIMAGE IN
                        TIBET
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST KINGDOM OF BON

A screening of:
In Search of Zhangzhung   
(the DVD packaged with the book),

Introduced by:
GESHE GELEK JINPA,
the Bon monk, who made the pilgrimage,
and his co-authors,
CHARLES RAMBLE and CARROLL DUNHAM
will be followed by a reception and booksigning.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
6:30-9:00 P.M.

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
150 West 17th Street
New York City
R.S.V.P.
by October 2, 2005 please contact:-
email preferred:mparsont@earthlink.net
or call:212-787-5704
  Admission free with this invitation ( just write us back with your address
and we’ll send you one)

03 Oct 2005 11:10 | 0 replies

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