FOCUS Invites: Meet the curators


NayanTara is an independent photographer and curator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her work seeks to embrace themes such as change, identity, gender, and history within the context of a Nepal in transition. She enjoys working across platforms to connect visuals, sound, research, education, and activism. In 2007, she co-founded, a photography platform that has facilitated learning, publishing, exhibition and networking opportunities for Nepali photographers.

In 2010, she co-founded the Nepal Picture Library; a digital photo archive that strives to document a ground-up history of the Nepali people. NayanTara is the Festival Co-Director of Photo Kathmandu, Nepal’s first international photography festival, which she co-founded in 2015.