Skanda Gautam Reveals the Crimson Revelry of Nepal’s Sindoor Festival

All images by Skanda Gautam. Used with Creative Commons permission.

When it comes to the most visually stunning and vibrant festivals of Nepal, we can trust Kathmandu-based photojournalist Skanda Gautam to deliver some of the best photos. Aside from bringing our attention to the most pressing issues of the country, he has also showcased some of the Nepalese festivals and cultural events that every travel and documentary photographer shouldn’t miss when in the country. We’re adding to the pile the Sindoor Festival, which he encapsulates in a series called Red Dawn.

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Skanda Gautam’s Fascinating Street Captures of Nepal Festivals

All photos by Skanda Gautam. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Kathmandu-based photojournalist Skanda Gautam is one of our go-to photographers whenever we get curious about life in Nepal. It’s easy to see why with some of his work we’ve previously featured. We’re adding one more to our pile of favorites of his: the beautiful Culture Series in Nepal, which showcases some fascinating scenes during festivals in Nepal in February. If the country is still on your to-visit list, we’re sure these photos will inspire you to keep an eye out for the next festivals!

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Skanda Gautam Documents What Happens When Bricks are Made

All photos from Skanda Gautam. Used with Creative Commons permission.

The last time we featured the works of Kathmandu-based Skanda Gautam we got to see some of Nepal’s most pressing issues and vibrant festivals through his lens. Since he has more social stories worth exploring, we might as well dive in to another of his fascinating series; a close look at the everyday life of locals and migrant laborers toiling away at a brick kiln.

Skanda, a photojournalist for The Himalayan Times, has been documenting various events, occasions, and locations, to give us an idea about the culture and ways of life in Nepal. His work shows us a lot of what we already know about the landlocked South Asian country and more — from vibrant festivals and cultural events, to the myriad of scenes depicting daily life. These include what work is like for various industries and groups of people, such as the brick kiln workers he photographed in January 2018.

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Skanda Gautam Showcases the Colors of Maha Shivaratri Festival in Nepal

All images by Skanda Gautam. Used with Creative Commons permission. 

Festivals are among the events and photo opportunities sought after by photographers interested in story-driven imagery, such as documentary, travel, and street photography. It’s easy to see what makes it so captivating for both photographers and viewers alike, as we see in the vibrant festival snaps of Kathmandu-based photojournalist Skanda Gautam.

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