Sailendra Kharel had worked as a photojournalist at Kantipur Publications for seven years until 2011, following which he went on to do a Diploma in Photojournalism—under full scholarship—at the Asian Center for Journalism, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He then completed an Advanced Visual Storytelling course at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, in 2014. Kharel’s work has been widely published and exhibited in Nepal and abroad across prestigious events like the Chobi Mela, the Angkor Photo Festival and the Delhi Photo Festival. He has also received several local awards for his work.