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Philip Blenkinsop has been described as “one of the most essential photographers of his generation” by Christian Caujolle. He is adamant that the photographer should never censor scenes through the camera. “Photographers are both witnesses and messengers. Our responsibility must always lie with the people we focus on, and with the accurate depiction of their plight, regardless of how unpalatable this might be for magazine readers.” His work, published in international arenas, has been the catalyst for much discussion and amongst other accolades was awarded Amnesty International’s Photojournalism prize for excellence in human rights journalism.
Philip first came to Nepal to photograph the Maoist war in 2001. He has been coming back since to document important political and other events. Philip will be exhibiting work in Nepal for the first time at Photo Kathmandu.