Chandra Sekhar Karki

Chairman, Founder & Photo Editor

A veteran photojournalist, Chandra Shekhar Karki, has served Nepal’s largest media house Kantipur Publications for nearly 17 years. He also led the photography department of Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd. For six years. He has worked as photo consultant for various national and international organizations.


Chandra Shekhar Karki


Date of Birth: October 2, 1968
Nationality: Nepali
Marital Status: Married (two son)

Academic Qualification:

Bachelor in Business Administration from Tribhuvan University,

Professional Experience:
Dignation Institution Duration
1. Photo Editor Nepal Republic Media (P) Ltd. 2009 -2015
2. Assistant Photo Editor Kantipur Publications (P) Ltd. 2001- 2008
3. Senior Photo journalist Kantipur Publications (P) Ltd. 1996- 2000
4. Photo-journalist Kantipur Publications (P) Ltd. 1992- 1995
5. Photo-journalist Janamancha Weekly Magazine 1990- 1991
6. Photographer Department of Archeology His Majesty’s Government of Nepal 1987- 1989
7. Cameraman Nepal Television 1991- 1992 and 1994- 1996 (as Part timer)

Professional Education and Training:
1. Diploma in Photo Journalism from The International Institute of Journalism Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 2000.
2. Participated in “Digital News Photo Technology 2000” Nhion Shinbun Kyokai Japan.
3. “Simulated Newsroom” training jointly organised by the British Council, PANOS South Asia and Nepal Press Institute in 1999.
4. Participated in “Training of trainers” seminar organised by The International Institute of Journalism Berlin Brandenburg e.V. 2009.

Prize and Fellowship:
1. First Madan Bhandari National Journalism Award 2016.
2. First Prize on “National Press Photo Contest” organised by the Press Foundation of Asia.
3. Third prize on “International Photo Competition 2002” organised by The International
Institute of Journalism Berlin-Brandenburg.
4. Editor’s Choice on “Dirty Kathmandu” organised by Himal Magazine.
5. Photojournalism fellowship on “ Bonded Labour” given by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists.
6. Babuchhiri Photo-Journalist award 2003.
7. First best entry at the Competitive Photo Exhibition organised by Himal Association and WWF Nepal at Kimff, 7-11 December, 2006.
8. Second prize winner of ‘ Feature Photo of the year 2006’ at Press Photo Contest 2007 organised by National Forum of Photo Journalist.

1. Contributed photographs to various international media and agencies like Reuters, AFP, AP, Time magazine, Indian newspapers and magazines.
2. Judge on “Kodak Kid’s of the Year 1997 Photo Contest” organised by Kodak Singapore (P) Ltd.

Other Affiliations:
1. Founder President of Photo Journalist Club Nepal.
2. Founder President of National Forum of Photojournalist.
3. Former Vice President of Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists.
4. Member of Federation of Nepalese Journalists.

Asia Foundation Nepal, UNICEF Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
International Labor Organisation (ILO), Department for International development (DFID),
United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), United Nations Mine Action Team (UNMAT),
Enabling State Programme (ESP), Luthern World federation (LWF), Plan International etc.
Editor of photo book “Nepal The Land of Contrast” published by Photojournalist Club in 2013.
Photo published in cover page of UNDP Global report 2012.ß
I visited and took the photographs of all badly affected districts by the earthquake 2015.
Coordinate the coffee table book “Under The Tent” published by UNICEF Nepal.

Cameras: 1. Nikon D810
2. Nikon D200.
Lenses : 1. Nikkor 12-24 mm 2.8 ED
2. Nikkor 24-70 mm 2.8 ED
3. Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 ED
4. Nikkor 200-500mm 5.6 ED
Flash : Nikon SB 900
Other accessories: Laptop, tripod, card reader, external hard disk etc.
Contact Address:
Phone No. 6633833 Res.
Mobile No. 9851032544
Email address: [email protected] (starts from 5th April 2017)