Uma Bista is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Nepal. She is working on the visual narratives focusing on women issues which are close to her and society.
Uma is currently working as a Deputy Photo Editor for Annapurna Post, a leading daily Newspaper in Nepal.
She has graduated in International photography program from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2016/17. In same year she has participated in Angkor Photo Workshop, Siem Reap, Cambodia. She was nominated for the prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass in 2017.
She has awarded by Nepal Photo Project grant in 2015 and ‘Rivers and Women’ grant by British Council in 2018.
Her works have been widely published in nationally and internationally. Her works have been exhibited at “Kathmandu, Kathmandu”, “The Constant Change”, “Opportunity Knocks” in Chobi Mela VII, “Understanding Gender”, “Photographers in Nepal” at Japan 2015, “She” a solo exhibition in Kathmandu 2013, and Birganj 2014, “Women of World” in Kathmandu , Pokhara and Dolakha 2018.She won the 2nd and 1st runner up for her story at the Mega Bank Photo competition in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Her pictures have been published in books “The Constant Change” and “Nepal the Land of Contrast”.
- Audio capture
- Still life
The photographs of several girls in their teen ages to mid twenties reflect the dreams of females in my country. How the girls in such a tender age dream of working for their own, making a living and pursuing a career. These women staring in a direction reflect their thoughts and wishes of making a life of their own and creating an identity.