Belonging, Transformation, and Ethnographic Predicaments in Nepal’s Himalaya

Drop by the Liu Institute Lobby Gallery ANY weekday between February to April 2019 to enjoy the latest Lobby Gallery exhibition. A closing reception will be held on April 23rd.

Artists: Yungdrung Tsewang, Tsering Gurung, Yeshi Gurung, Kory Thibeault, and Emily Amburgey

Curator: Rosaleen McAfee

The photographs in this exhibition are a collection of work pertaining to social, environmental, political, and economic transformation among Himalayan communities in Mustang, Nepal. Using landscape and portrait photography, the exhibit is a compilation of work from artists who have worked together in an effort to visually explore the unique environment of Mustang in tandem with the convergence of inter-generational social change. The secondary aim of this work is to draw attention to the nature of conducting ethnographic fieldwork and the complex negotiations that emerge through the process of collaborative research.

Co-sponsored by the Himalaya Program, funded by the Institute of Asian Research, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.