Independent photojournalist, Sailendra Kharel specializes in editorial and documentary photography with a focus on long-term socio-political investigative photography. He was associated with The Kathmandu Post for seven years and is also the founder of Voice to Express, a platform to encourage young Nepali photographers find expression in their individual style of work.
He completed his Advanced Visual Storytelling course from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, and a post graduate diploma in Photojournalism from the Asian Centre for Journalism (ACFJ) at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. His work has been widely published and exhibited nationally and internationally in photo festivals like the Chobi-Mela (Dhaka), Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia) and Delhi Photo Festival (India). Kharel has also received several local awards for his work.