Nepal Picture Library (NPL) (estd. 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal) is a digital photo archive that strives to create a broad and inclusive visual archive of Nepali social and cultural history. Since its inception, the NPL has collected over 160,000 photographs from various private and organisational sources across Nepal. The archive serves as a safe and open repository for materials that can secure a multicultural and pluralist representation of Nepali history, as well as a medium for active public engagement through which Nepali people can deepen meaningful connections with the past. Since April 2018, the NLP has been working on an archival campaign that focuses on creating an inclusive visual archive, grounding women and their presence in Nepal’s history. Selected exhibitions include DALIT: A Quest for Dignity, Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal (2016); UNSEEN!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017); The Public Life of a Woman – A Feminist Memory Project, Khirki Studio, New Delhi, India, and Photo Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal (2018); DALIT: A Quest for Dignity, Serendipity Arts Festival, Panaji, India (2018); Feminist Memory Project, Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, Singapore (2019) and India Art Fair, New Delhi, India (2020).

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