JOUR 226- Introduction for Digital News Gathering

My name is Sabita Shrestha and I am a Photojournalism student at San Francisco State University. I am an international student from Nepal and a first-generation college student. I came to the U.S. in 2016 to pursue my undergraduate degree and further education.

I love taking pictures of nature and everything that my eyes find beautiful, which could be anything and everything honestly. Something about being able to capture memories is fascinating to me. Besides photography, I love reading books, it has been my savior during quarantine, and I enjoy going on hikes. I am excited to be in JOUR 226 class because I want to be able to create and share stories through videos and audios, and creating content for the world to see would be a dream come true.

Sahash Sainju (L) and his friends play basketball in Booker T Anderson Park in Richmond, CA., on Monday, September 14, 2020. (Sabita Shrestha)

This is one of my favorite images that I took in 2020, even though I am not much into sports. This was for one of my assignments and due to COVID-19, photographing strangers is still a challenge, but I spent an evening taking pictures of these people playing basketball in the park and it was amazing.