On Monday, September 14, New York City’s Art Director’s Club was the setting for a swirl of color at the opening party for the exhibition, INDIA: In Word and Image, featuring award-winning Eric Meola‘s dazzling color photography drawn from his stunning book.
Selected from the more than two hundred photographs in INDIA, the exhibit features everything from Himalayan monasteries of the north, to the temples of Tamil Nadu in the south, the pageantry of Rajasthan in the west and tea plantations of Darjeerling in the east.
At the event, photographers and publishing people mixed with key figures from India’s cultural community in New York, including Ambassador Prabhu Dayal of the Consulate of India, Kalyan Sengupta from INDIA TOURISM, journalists Sreenath Sreenivasan from Columbia University, Deepak Puri from TIME, Inc., and Guarav Verma from the US-India Business Council.
Also spotted were photographers Bert Stern, Barbara Bordnick, Jay Maisel, Pete Turner, Jon Ortner, Richard Berenholtz, Frank Stefanko, Michel Tcherevkoff, designer J.C. Suares and illustrator Paige Peterson.
Welcome’s Publisher, Lena Tabori, chatted with Eugene Mopsik, the Executive Director of ASMP, Steve Inglima from Canon, and Eric Meola, INDIA’s incredible photographer.
Hosted by Canon USA and co-sponsored by Consulate General of India, New York, the U.S. – India Business Council, India Tourism New York, and Welcome Books. With special thanks to Kitchens of India and Brandon Remler for the photographs.