The Nepalese photojournalist Skanda Gautam was an art student during his high school days, but he was unaware of photography until he heard about an undergraduate diploma course in Advertising & Graphic Design. After studying this course for three years, he becomes interested in photography. He did event-, wedding- and fashion photography at first, but gradually, he realized that they weren’t a good fit for him.
Seven years ago, he was offered an internship as a photojournalist at a newspaper that changed his life. He currently works as a photojournalist at Nepal’s leading and highest-selling English daily newspaper, The Himalayan Times, based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” — Robert Frank
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin
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