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Nepal by 6 young photographers 

By Sagar Chhetri

The final showcase of 6 photo stories by 6 Nepali photographers at the international storytelling workshop this year took place in The Yellow House in Sanepa outside Kathmandu 22 April 2022.  

The event was hosted to showcase that the talented 6  Nepali photographers had given their heart and soul to bring out important stories from Nepal, the organizer photo.circle reported.  

This years participants – 6 visual storytellers from Nepal.

The participants were Priyanka Tulachan, Samagra Shah, Tulsi Rauniyar, Bijayabar Pradhan, Sonam Choekyi Lama and Rojan Shrestha.  

It was a special night, after a long time we hosted a public showcase and the audience turnout made it a successful event, according to the organizer: We were even lucky to have Shahidul Alam and Tanvi Misra in the audienceTheir presence was encouraging and made the evening a memorable one

Shahidul Alam, Person of the Year by Time Magazine in 2018.

Alam is the founder of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and a Person of the Year by Time Magazine in 2018. Misra works with images as a photo editor, curator and writer based in New Delhi in India. 

The audience made the evening a memorable one.

Photo.circle is a platform for photographers and the art community in Kathmandu, Nepal. The first direct cooperation with OsloMet and Pathshala was in 2010 and 2012. Since 2018, young photographer/photojournalists from Nepal have participated in the workshops in China and last year in Nepal. Photo.circle is the key organizer of the Photo Kathmandu festival in Nepal.

https://www.photocircle.com.np/

https://www.instagram.com/photocircle_np/

All photos by photo.circle.

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Exhibition opening and book launch 

By Jon Petter Evensen 

This years International Storytelling Program with 20 photojournalist students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway has come to an end with the opening of the outdoor exhibition at and book launch at OsloMet campus Wednesday 25 May. 

From the exhibition at OsloMet. (Photo: Jon Petter Evensen)

This year the program was further developed with national book editing and design workshops in Nepal and Bangladesh. All three editions of the book titled “A State of Flux”” was for sale together with postcards from the projects.  

The students Hanna Johre and Live Austgard gave speeches and introduced the cooperation and the projects. 

Student Hanna Johre introducing the projects to the audience. (Photo: Jon Petter Evensen)

Check the stories here: https://www.flux2022.com 

The book is also for sale on the webpage.  

Video from the opening:  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cd-wbTQqomC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

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United Nations showing images from Afghanistan  

The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York opened an exhibition with photographs from Afghanistan 3 May, the World Press Freedom Day. 

Norway pays tribute to brave journalists, photographers and media workers in Afghanistan and across the world, according to @NorwayUN on Twitter.

Norway’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Mona Juul opened the exhibition, which was attended by media, diplomats and UN colleagues. 

Fore more information: 

https://www.norway.no/en/missions/UN/news/photo-exhibition-by-afghan-photographers/

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Online editing workshop 2022

By: Ellen Lande Gossner

After a month in the field in Nepal, Bangladesh and different European countries working on individual projects, the students returned for a five day online editing workshop led by Munem Wasif. 

Munem Wasif from his intro lecture on editing principles. 

The editing process was a part of the International Storytelling project 2022 for the 6 students from photo.circle in Kathmandu, 6 students from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka and 9 students from OsloMet. 

The week consisted of lectures on the editing process and different editing exercises. The participants edited and gave feedback to each other in groups. 

Berlin-based Barbara Stauss, a photo director and founding member of Mare magazine, gave a lecture on editing work in editorial spaces.  

Katrin Koenning showing images from her own exhibitions.

Katrin Koenning gave an engaging and personal artist talk where she shared and explained the various processes of editing in books and exhibitions.   

The main questions for the students’ individual editing were: 

·   What is the story all about? 

·   Does the edit reflect the idea behind the story? 

·   Does the edit have enough visual variety or is it repetitive? 

·   Do you develop any logic for editing it? 

The five day workshop ended Friday April 1 with a an online presentation session, where each of the students had to critique another student’s work.  

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OsloMet alumni Afshin Ismaeli awarded Picture of the Year 2021

By Jon Petter Evensen

The OsloMet alumni, journalist Afshin Ismaeli was awarded Picture of the Year 2021.*

Photograph: Afshin Ismaeli.

The winning images shows Taliban-commander Amir Mohammed Mohammed trying a rowing machine inside the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul after the Taliban takeover in August 2021.

The third year photojournalism student Rodrigo Freitas received a 3rd prize in the domestic documentary  category for his reportage about ocean plastic waste.

Photograph: Rodrigo Freitas.

His fellow student Hanna Johre was awarded best short video documentary for her story about the conflict between a sámi reindeer owner and the wind turbine power plant developers.

Link to video: https://www.hannajohre.com/

The award ceremony was held on 4 March. More winners and info about Pictures of The year:

https://journalisten.no/afshin-ismaeli-foto-fotojournalistikk/dette-er-arets-bilde/505295

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New platform for photojournalists

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(Screenshots:) Safina Binte Enayet and Abir Abdullah 

A new digital platform for photojournalists was launched 24 June 2021: https://www.photojournalistplatform.com 

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Exhibition + book launch!

Photos: Jon Petter Evensen
Teacher Ellen Lande Gossner giving a celebration speech to her students.

The International Storytelling Program with photojournalist students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway has come to an end with the opening of the exhibition and book launch at OsloMet campus, Friday June 4.

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The International Storytelling Program

man in crowded street holding a cloth over his mouth.
photo by William Gomes

The International Storytelling Program, with students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway, met again online on March 22 for a week long digital editing workshop.

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Digital photographic workshop – Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway

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Students from the three countries, mentor Ian Teh and the teachers meeting in the digital classroom. 

Students from OsloMet, photo.circle in Kathmandu and Pathshala in Dhaka have kicked-off the International Storytelling Program with a week-long workshop with Malaysian photographer Ian Teh (www.ianteh.com).  

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Warming up in Nepal, Bangladesh and Norway

This year’s participants, teachers, mentors and alumni students gathered for an introduction day online, January 17.

Photojournalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal and Norway attended a digital “Sunday Session” this week to mark the start of this years’ collaborative Storytelling program between the three countries.