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In April 2014, we worked with a group of Bhutanese living in refugee camps in Eastern Nepal.

These participants are now resettling in Colorado. We provided the tools and training needed

to document their last days in the camp where they lived for an average of two decades, 

their long journey to America and their first days in Denver and Aurora. Click below to view some 

of the incredible images they've captured so far, paired with some of their writing. 

 

*All images are for sale and proceeds directly support the photographers and our program. Please contact us for details.

 

 

by Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai
by Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai

“This woman is my aunt. She is cooking curry with some tomatoes in the bowl beside her. The sunlight scatters from the slats in the wall of her refugee hut.” -Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai

by Kalpana Rai
by Kalpana Rai

"Lots of kids play marble in the camp. These boys were playing outside my hut. I took many photographs before I got the angle just right." -Kalpana Rai

by Mon Maya Biswa
by Mon Maya Biswa

by Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai
by Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai

“This woman is my aunt. She is cooking curry with some tomatoes in the bowl beside her. The sunlight scatters from the slats in the wall of her refugee hut.” -Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai

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Click below to view some photos of the workshops and exhibits...

Damak to Denver group in the Beldangi II Refugee Camp

Damak to Denver has been exhibited many times in Colorado and Nepal. Participants have presented their photos and stories in front of crowds, including an audience of over 700 people at a recent event.

Bhawani practicing with his new cam!
Bhawani practicing with his new cam!

Damak to Denver group in the Beldangi II Refugee Camp

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Participants: Durga Basnet, Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai, Mon Maya Biswa, Chhali Maya Dahal, Bhawani Shankhar Dahal, Moni Kumar,

Keshabi Neupane, Kalpana Rai, Krishna Devi Rai, Mohan Rai, Ran Rai, Yama Devi Rai, Aita Rani Subba, Budha B Subba

Project Coordinator: Brigid McAuliffe, Instructors: Lauren Dorn, Brigid McAuliffe, Erin Preston

Logistical Partners: United Nations Refugee Agency, International Organization of Migration, Caritas Nepal

Thank you to the donors that made this possible: 258 Kickstarters Backers, Ricoh and Reed Art and Imaging