Press Release

UN Nepal marks one year since the earthquake with photography exhibition

19 April 2016
This photo exhibit captures images from the UN response in Nepal in the aftermath of the country’s worst natural disaster. © Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi/UNDP Nepal
This photo exhibit captures images from the UN response in Nepal in the aftermath of the country’s worst natural disaster. © Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi/UNDP Nepal

The United Nations holds a photography exhibition showcasing its work in Nepal following the deadly 25 April earthquake. One year following the disaster, 13 UN agencies highlight much of the work they have done from relief to recovery.

The five-day exhibition, Nepal Rising, was launched 19 April in Patan Museum with photographs from local and international photojournalists. From images of women and children receiving medical care to widespread debris removal to the volunteers who offered their time and dedication, these photos capture the UN’s contribution to Nepal. 

“This photo exhibit captures images from the UN response in Nepal in the aftermath of the country’s worst natural disaster,” said Craig Sanders, acting Resident Coordinator, “and we are proud to dedicate this to the people of Nepal who over the last year have demonstrated amazing courage and resourcefulness.“

To mark the 25 April earthquake, the UN’s photographs depict its robust and strong partnership with Nepal and the work it has done to help the nation move forward, recover and build back better than before.

The official launch of the exhibition took place with chief guest, Sushil Gyawali, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority. Mr. Gyawali was joined by Tomoo Hozumi, the Representative for UNICEF in Nepal on behalf the UN and Bikash Karki, the head of Nepal’s Photojournalists Club.  

The UN’s Nepal Rising photography exhibition runs from 19–24 April from 10am to 5pm daily.