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Jitendra Raj Bajracharya

Photographer / Photo Editor, Knowledge Management and Communication

My role at ICIMOD

As ICIMOD’s resident photographer, I capture its work and try to present its impacts. I also work as a visual communicator, editing and curating photos and videos for our ever-increasing archives.

Jitendra Raj Bajracharya

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I tell stories through the power of images. I help shape the narrative for ICIMOD’s important work in the HKH region by capturing honest, arresting imagery. As I document the beauty of this global resource and the changes it’s undergoing, I believe I am helping create an appreciation of the need for urgent climate action.

Q:

What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

A:

I enjoy working in the cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment at ICIMOD. As a people person, I get to meet and greet new staff and visitors on a daily basis. And given ICIMOD’s transboundary work, I travel to some of the most pristine environments and document how different communities interact with their environments.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

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Having worked for many years in the field of environment and as an admirer of nature, I have huge respect for all flora and fauna. I make a conscious effort to not disturb nature and the natural flow of life during field assignments.

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My qualifications

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I acquired a diploma and completed a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme in photojournalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin. I have worked for over 10 years as a staff photojournalist in the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), a leading environmental NGO, and have contributed several photo stories and features for Haka Haki and Fact to Face, monthly magazines mostly covering environmental issues. I also worked as a photojournalist and photo archivist for 2 years in the Kantipur Media House before joining ICIMOD. Aside from the widespread publication of my photography work across a vast array of ICIMOD publications, I have also published several photos stories and features both in the Nepal daily newspapers, Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post.