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Sagar Chhetri is a Kathmandu based visual artist and educator. He finds himself between denial and acceptance, between audacity to stop a moment in the pace of time and the curiosity of what lies in it; between the person and the personal; between politics, listening and observing the becoming of an image-maker, a practicing educator and an aspiring performer. He makes photographs to respond to the world around him. In his works he is often thinking about the identity struggles of the people, hopes and dreams of a revolution, fragmentation and skyrocketing prices of land.

He graduated in the International Photography Program at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh. He received a scholarship from the Danish Ministry of Education to attend a semester on Photojournalism in the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark.

He is currently associated with photo.circle as Head of Learning Programs.


Research Residency, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Switzerland – 2022
Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands – 2020
Visiting Artist Fellowship, South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA – 2019 Magnum Foundation Fund – 2018
Nepal Photo Project Multimedia Grant – 2016


Tibro – Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka , Bangladesh, 2021
Visiting Artist Exhibition, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
36 Little Good Things – Cortona On The Move, Cortona, Italy 2017.
Young Voices – 2016 Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
Scope Nepal 2016 – Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, 2016.
Scope Nepal 2016 – Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai 2016.
Scope Nepal 2016 – The Taragaon Museum, Bouddha, Kathmandu, 2016


Artist Talk at PhotoKTM5, 2023
Poetry and Photography as Radical Storytelling: How do we express identity in a political landscape?, SAXENA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, 2019