Public launch of India’s Elephants 3/7/14

Public launch of India’s Elephants
Friday, 03/07/2014 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Public launch of India’s Elephants
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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On Friday, March 7, 2014, from 8PM photographer/author Annette Bonnier will host a public launch of India’s Elephants at Books & Books in Coral Gables (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134, (305) 442-4408). The vividly colored photo book documents India’s most mystical and revered animals, and their relationship with their keepers. The launch will also play host to an exhibition of framed images for sale. Print sizes will be 35 X 49 in. and 28 X 39 in., all of which will be signed.
India’s Elephants offers candid images of mahouts (keepers) and the elephants with which they work. The photo book is organized by themes including elephants in their natural habitat, decoratively painted and beaded for religious festivals, blessing patrons in temples, and captivating underwater photography showing elephants swimming in the ocean.
By contrast, Bonnier also captures the elephants interacting with humanity and the country’s booming industrialism: performing and training in the local circus, partaking in elephant polo for sport, interacting with ogling tourists and their cameras, and working in the logging industry.
The hard cover book retails for $85.00. A special limited edition, which comes signed and numbered, is priced at $350.00 and includes a linen slipcase. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF), the charity which Bonnier admires dearly for their work in education, conservation, and domestic management benefiting the Asian Elephant.