Kharel, DPJ graduate, bags photo awards
Three of Sailendra Kharel’s images were recognized in the International Money Express (IME)-Global IME Bank Nepal photo contest and exhibition 069 held in July.
Kharel’s still image about the local women of the Mustang district of Nepal was named as the Photo of the Year while his still image of a young cyclist watching the operations near a crash site got the first prize in the news photo category. His work entitled Life between signals, on the other hand, also landed first place in the photo story category.
The Nepal-based freelance photographer was one of the 14 students in the seventh batch of ACFJ’s Diploma in Photojournalism program. He worked as a staff photojournalist for The Kathmandu Post and founded Voice to Express, an online community platform for photojournalists in Nepal. His works have been published and exhibited in India and Cambodia.
The DPJ is a one-year program that was first offered by ACFJ in partnership with the World Press Photo in 2006. It is aimed at raising the standards of photojournalism and news photography in Asia.