Pete Pattisson

Pete Pattisson

Pete Pattisson is a video and photo journalist based in Kathamandu. He advocates on behalf of workers’ rights and raising awareness of modern slavery, particularly in South Asia. His works have been published in outlets such as BBC, Sunday Telegraph, TIME, and The Kathamandu Post. He is also a regular contributor to The Guardian. Pattisson has collaborated with Save the Children, CARE International, and Anti-Slavery International, and has been awarded the 2003 Travel Photographer of the Year Portraits Award, the Amnesty Media Award, the Anti-Slavery Media Award, and the Webby Award. He has hosted several photography exhibitions on this topic, and has published a collection of photographs entitled “Forgotten But Not Gone: Slavery and Resistance 200 Years After Abolition.” In 2013, Pattisson’s exposé on the deaths of dozens of migrant construction workers in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup made international headlines. More recently, he has broken stories on the continuation of forced labor in Qatari hotels, along with other human rights violations in Nepal.