Boy Wonder

In Tibetan Buddhism, it is believed that holy men are reincarnated many times throughout history, to guide humankind towards salvation. The 9th reincarnated Kyabgon Jedrungpa was enthroned in Kathmandu on 3 November 2015. He is regarded as a great Buddhist master, and...

Raising Nikita

Nischal and Nirmala suffer from dwarfism, but it does not stop them from working hard to provide for their only daughter, Nikita.

In His Shoes

Krishna makes shoes out of a small factory in Kathmandu. After the earthquake, his shoemaking skills are the only means for rebuilding his destroyed home.

The Long Road Home

The last time Kalsang saw his father, he was a six-year-old boy fleeing Tibet. After 30 years living as an exile, Kalsang continues to yearn to reunite with his father in Tibet.

The Tea Boy

Nischal sells tea every day at Pashupati temple. He hopes his father will take him away from this life of daily drudgery.

Sing to the Dawn

Anjali is a police woman by day. But at night, she turns her passion into a second career.

Will of Steel

Rupesh Gurung dreamt of becoming a world-class bodybuilder, but a serious injury derailed his ambition. He applies the same discipline to his daily life, and finds solace.

The Faithful Mender

Ali Khan has been mending tyres for the last 40 years along a busy road in Kathmandu. His daily life revolves only around two intertwined beliefs: work and religion.

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Kathmandu Inside Out (KIO™) is about a vision and a desire to tell visual stories using the power of photography. Those of you who are inquisitive about the world, interested in human stories and are prepared to delve into your own imaginations, embrace your craft and expand your photographic storytelling, will do well on this course. The immersive 8-day journey will help you hone your senses and expand your photographic ability, whatever your skill level.
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