Uma Bista


Uma Bista is an artist based in Nepal. She uses the camera as a tool to tell visual narratives that focus on issues of social, cultural, familial, personal, political, and psychological perspectives on gender inequality. She is an alumnus of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Angkor photo, Cambodia. Uma was named in the British Journal of Photography’s annual “Ones to Watch 2019”. She is a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow in 2020. She is an Advisory Committee member in Women Photograph. Her works “Our Songs from the Forest”, “Stay Home, Sisters”, “Boundless”, “I” and other works are being published and exhibited nationally and internationally. She is an alumni facilitator for the 18th Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She has been doing assignments for The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, Le Monde, WHO, UN Women, etc.