From the series This Country is Yours

Congratulation to Instructor Surendra Lawoti on receiving an Ontario Art Council – Visual Artist: Mid-Career Project Grant!!!

Surendra will be continuing his research project “This Country is Yours”.  Please see description below.

I will be using the grant to fund my on-going project ‘This Country is Yours.’ I will be traveling to Nepal in July/August to photograph for the project. The work focuses on activists of six social and political movements including women, indigenous nationalities and LGBT community during the writing of Nepal’s new constitution. The above-mentioned groups lacks tremendous representational deficit in governance, judiciary, legislature, leadership of mainstream political parties, security sectors, intelligentsia, media and bureaucracy. My work aims to provide a visual representation of the actors and the issues they champion during the crucial moment of writing Nepal’s new constitution.