About Me

NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Drawn by the art of photography from a very tender age, I ventured into professional photojournalism in 1996 after completing the course from International Institute of Journalism in Berlin.

PHOTO JOURNALIST SINCE 1996

STUDIED JOURNALISM IN BERLIN

AWARDS

  • NEPAL'S NEW ACHIEVER AWARD IN THE KATHMANDU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • NEPAL NATIONAL PHOTO AWARD

  • HONOURABLE MENTION - THE ENVIRONMENT SINGLE IMAGE IN FCCT THAI PHOTO CONTEST 2015

NOTABLE COVERAGES

MAOIST INSURGENCY (1995 - 2005)
SECOND PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT 2006
AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS GRANDSLAM BY EPA (EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY) SINCE 2013
ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC FORUM(APEC) MEETING 2014 IN BEIJING, CHINA
THE HISTORIC CABINATE MEETING AT KALAPATTHAR. THE EVEREST BASE CAMP (2009)
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE 2015

I have worked for several daily and weekly magazines, and at the same time have pursued my passion of photojournalism.

My most noted and acknowledged works have been the documentation of two historic moments/periods of the country: the first one was the Maoist insurgency (1996-2005) and the second one was the second people’s movement in 2006.Besides covering those two crucial moments of Nepali political history, I also got the chance to cover the historic cabinet meeting in 2009 at Kala Patthar, the Everest Base Camp, helping to draw the attention of the world towards the effect of climate change.

Likewise, I have received Nepal's New Achiever Award, first prize in the Kathmandu International Film Festival, and the grand prize at the Nepal National Photo Award. Another notable achievement during my 15-year-old photojournalism career came in 2013 when I was assigned with the task to cover the Australian Open Tennis Grandslam by EPA (European Pressphoto Agency).