Jan Møller Hansen

Jan Møller Hansen is a self-taught and international award-winning photographer, who works with visual story telling and social documentary. Over the past 25 years, he has worked in diplomacy and international development assistance in Asia and Africa for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danida, as well as CARE and Action Aid.  Like many diplomat, he lived a privileged life, and his personal circles were very much confined to a small group of people within that society. Photography became a very important instrument and tool for his own learning and exploration, and it helped to enhance his understanding of the society and people he lived with. Jan came to Nepal for the first time in 1985, while backpacking through Asia. He became fascinated with the country and its people. His first job was in Nepal in the early 90s, and he was living and working here when the 2015 earthquake hit.