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Mon May 11 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Tue May 12 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Wed May 13 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Thu May 14 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Fri May 15 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sat May 16 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun May 17 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: ION Art Gallery, Orchard Turn, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: cherylleejy

‘When The Mountains called’ is an exhibition by photographers from the international Kathmandu-based masterclass Kathmandu INSIDE:OUT (KIO). It was originally conceived to be an exhibition showcasing works by photographers from Singapore, Nepal, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom who had participated in the masterclass. However, the exhibition has now taken on a new urgency as a platform to raises awareness and funds for the Nepalese people in the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

The exhibition includes 28 photo stories about the city of Kathmandu and its people, told through the lens of Singaporean photographer Edwin Koo and his team. Over eight intensive days, they uncover Kathmandu’s hidden narratives and make images to recount real stories about the Nepalese capital, portraying aspects of the city unseen by the average tourists and sometimes even residents of the city.

These images speak volume about the resilience, strength and positivity of the Nepalese people in the fact of hardship and challenging times. ‘When The Mountains Called’ sheds light on a city that has for too long only been seen through the prism of tourism, a perspective which the exhibition attempts to alter by showing the diversity of Kathmandu’s cultural, social, economic and environmental landscapes.

To complement the exhibition, a series of talks and cultural activities have been planned. All photographic print are for sale, with proceeds going to Nepalese NGOs including Prisoners Assistance Nepal and Wildlife Conservation Network (Nepal) in aid of the humanitarian effort now underway in Nepal.