Kathmandu based photographer Prasiit Sthapit presents his latest project Red is the Colour of Spring in which he explores the promise of justice, and the hopes and heartbreak that shape revolution and reconciliation. He will be joined in conversation by senior Southasian journalist Aunohita Mojumdar who has lived and worked in post/conflict societies including Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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Prasiit Sthapit is a visual storyteller based in Kathmandu. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant and was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He is currently associated with Fuzz Factory Productions, a multimedia collective based in Kathmandu, photo.circle, a platform for photography in Nepal and Photo Kathmandu.
Aunohita Mojumdar is a senior Southasian journalist and has reported extensively from the region for national and international media. Her reports have been carried in Asia Times, Eurasianet, Himal Southasian, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, the Christian Science Monitor and the Times of India among others. Aunohita was based in Kabul, Afghanistan for eight years as a freelance journalist and has also reported on Kashmir and the post-conflict period in Punjab. Aunohita has lived and worked in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and India and is the former Editor of Himal Southasian. She relocated the magazine from Nepal to Sri Lanka when it was forced to close down in its home base. Indian by birth, she describes herself as Southasian by temperament.