KATHMANDU: Having already been recognised as an ace child photographer, Subeksha Shrestha is displaying her seven years of hard work at her first photo exhibition, which opened at the Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal on September 14 .
Currently studying in Class X in St Mary’s School, 14-year-old Shrestha is exhibiting 160 pictures out of 3,000 pictures taken so far. Photographs of landscape, temples of cultural importance, tourists, political affairs, status of Nepal and other scenery justify the theme of the exhibition ‘Miscellaneous Photos’. The collection also includes the recent discovery of Buddha’s inscription in the tallest statue of Shiva.
Shrestha, who takes her camera along with her wherever she goes said, “Though I take different types of photographs I mostly capture images of something wrong going on in the surrounding, so that I can make people aware of these through my photographs.”
She started playing with her father’s camera at the age of five and at seven she started assisting her father in his works. “I used to go to marriages to help my father in his work,” she informed.
Her father, Rajendra Shrestha, who is a professional photographer himself, shared that his daughter insisted on going with him wherever he went. He is her inspiration and supports her completely.
“I am very proud to have a daughter like her who has made the country proud with her skills at photography,” said the supportive father.
Shrestha opined that it is not necessary to become doctor or engineer as “you can be a photographer and earn your living”. She wishes to help old people and to develop photography in Nepal.
The exhibition is on till September 16.