This event seeks to promote dialogue about the different ways that images were used and are being used in the wake of the April earthquake in Nepal – to communicate urgency and need, to raise awareness or mobilize, to facilitate the process of recovery, to create community, to grieve, to acknowledge beauty, to honor, and to teach. How can we begin to reconcile the public circulation, velocity and impermanence of disaster imagery with the more private experience of grief? As international attention shifts away from the earthquake in Nepal, how can Nepal retain, reclaim, repurpose and reorganize images of disaster in meaningful ways? In what ways is photography implicated within processes of learning, remembering and forgetting?