Amélie Benoist Khakurel, Photojournalist
Born in 1987 at Corbeil-Essonnes, France, she graduated in photography at Lycée D'Arts Appliquées Auguste Renoir of Paris in 2007. After her studies, she went to Népal (2007-2008) for her first reportage on the Maoist movement.
During this period, Nepal was under tension after a decade of civil war initiated by the Communist party (Maoist). She was successful in going into the heart of the Maoist enclave during the rebellion.
After the project, she returned to Paris and worked at BSIP, a photographic agency, for two years. Later, she went to India to study Journalism at the Manorama School of Communication (2010-2011) mainly to specialise in the affairs of South Asia.
In June 2011, she did her internship at Agence France Presse (AFP) in New Delhi. Currently, she is in Nepal doing other projects.
1. Religious communities in France live in harmony (2007)
2 Maoist army camps, Nepal (2008)
3. Maoist's school, Nepal (2008)
4. Tea plantations in Nepal, (2010)
5. Kerala (2010-2011)
6. The Yellow Line, Delhi Metro (2011)
7. Bhutanese refuge camps, Nepal (2011)
8. Yak cheese: the local production, Nepal (2011)
9. Kathmandu and its festivals (2008 – 2011)
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