Exhibition Background... Cultural Portraits of India is Lindsay Hebberd's personal tribute to a people whose spirit, friendly nature, and generous hospitality are as unforgettable as their cultural achievements. The Indians' irrepressible enthusiasm for life is expressed in a myriad of forms, a profusion of details, and a vibrancy of spirit that knows few parallels.
Unfortunately, knowledge of India is often restricted to news coverage of problems and poverty and celluloid images of stereotypes that depict India as a land of oriental exoticism. Hebberd's photographs illustrate the less well-known side of India: the natural beauty and cultural heritage that permeates the lives of the people but does not make the headlines.
India is more than a country. It is a subcontinent. Within it exist myriad languages, peoples, religions, and geography. A young nation, India is an ancient land. Cultural Portraits of India celebrates the beauty and heritage of India in a spirit of respect, appreciation, and affection for a diverse people and their traditions, talents, and beliefs.
The Cultural Portraits of India exhibition contains seventy large museum-quality photographic prints, including nine 1.5-meter-long panoramas. Experiencing this exhibition is like touring the Subcontinent without leaving the premises--it is an inspirational, educational, and transportive experience!
December 14, 1999-April 16, 2000: Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California, USA
February 8-28, 1999: "Official USA Premiere" Hawaiian Airlines and the East-West Center co-presented CPI at the Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Maui, Hawaii, USA
March 1-April 5, 1998: "Official India Premiere" of the CPI exhibition and book at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, India, inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Dr. Krishan Kant and sponsored by the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs
Introductory "CPI-Preview Exhibit" Tour
1996: Rotunda of the Cannon House at The Capitol in Washington, DC, USA; inaugurated by U.S. Senator, Richard A. Gephardt; Indian Consulate in New York City, USA
Cultural Portraits of India: 216 pages. Fully illustrated. 214 color photographs, including 21 double-page panoramic spreads. Color-coded map. Cloth bound. 9.5" x 11.75". Wholesale at $75.00 (limited stock remaining).
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