Thomas L. Kelly

Thomas L. Kelly is an internationally recognized photographer who has lived in Kathmandu, Nepal for nearly 30 years. He documents the struggles of marginalized peoples and cultures worldwide — most particularly throughout Asia — and has been published in numerous international publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Time, The Observer, Le Figaro and Stern. His honors include: Photographer of the Year by Hinduism Today and the Best Travel Photograph by Conde Nast.

Kelly’s exhibitions include: Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; Perpignon, France; Canon Gallery, Tokyo; The Trouppa Museum, Amsterdam; International Folk Art Museum Santa Fe, New Mexico. His books include: Sacred Landscape – Pilgrimage in Tibet: In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon; Fallen Angels: Sex Workers of South Asia, Himalayan Mysteries; Buddhism on the path to Nirvana; Tibet: Reflections from the Wheel of Life; The Hidden Himalayas; Kathmandu: City on the Edge of the World; and Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World.

Kelly has produced and directed films for Discovery Communications, National Geographic and the BBC. He works extensively for UNICEF and Save the Children Fund (USA).