Uma Bista

Visual Storyteller / Documentary Photographer / Based in Kathmandu, Nepal

Uma Bista is an independent photographer based in Nepal. She works on visual narratives that focus on issues of gender inequality. She studied International Photography Program at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh. Uma... read on
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Available in: Kathmandu, Nepal
Focused on: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Researcher, Health, Fine Art, Environment, Documentary, Film, Photography, Portraiture, Lifestyle, International News, Freelance, Humanitarian, Assignments, Communications, International, Artist, Magazine, Editorial, Storyteller, Visual Artist, Arts Journalism, International Photo Editor, Health Stories, International Stories, Digital Media Production, Social Justice, Associate Photo Editor, Nature
Coverage Regions: Asia
Languages Spoken: English, Nepali
Years of experience: More than 10
Uma Bista is an independent photographer based in Nepal. She works on visual narratives that focus on issues of gender inequality. She studied International Photography Program at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh. Uma was named in the British Journal of Photography’s annual “Ones to Watch 2019”. She is a mentee of Women Photograph 2020. She is a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow 2020. She is the VII Academy Fellow 2022. Her work has been widely published and exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a member of Diversify Photo, 13 Jara Collective, and an Advisory Committee member in Women Photograph.