India's Kumbh Mela - Photographic Exhibition and Short Film Premiere
Blanton Museum of Art
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India's Kumbh Mela
A Photographic Exploration of Faith, Devotion and Purpose
Accompanied by the Short Film Cloth Paper Dreams
Your ticket to the exhibit and premiere will include Indian bites, wine from Pioneer Wines and a traditional Indian music concert by internationally known musicians, sitar player Indrajit Banerjee and tabla player Gourisankar Karmakar. And as a gift from the artist, each of you will take home a complimentary DVD of the short film, Cloth Paper Dreams.
Greg Davis Photography will premiere the short film and photographic collection from his latest project on May 30th from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Gather at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art at 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd, where the stage will be set for the evening.
"This mesmerizing short film on Kumbh Mela captures the epic nature of this spiritual pilgrimage as well as the haunting meaning of the event for the over 50,000,000 pilgrims who participated."
- Maura Mulvihill, Sr. VP National Geographic
Allow Greg’s new work from India’s Kumbh Mela to walk you across the cultural divide as it taps into the understanding that we are all connected to something greater than ourselves. Gather and embrace the connection to humanity that this exhibition and film embodies. The premiere aims to inform and inspire all those that make the journey to view this work.
Surface parking available near the intersection of Brazos and MLK or paid parking available at the Brazos Parking Garage near the museum.
Greg Davis, National Geographic Creative Photographer and Founding Member of the Austin Center for Photography, attended the world’s largest spiritual pilgrimage, India’s Kumbh Mela. For millennia, every twelfth year, millions of devoted pilgrims have gathered at the confluence of the three holiest rivers. It was from this journey, that this twenty-four piece photographic exhibition and short film were born.
CLOTH PAPER DREAMS
Directed, Produced and Written by Greg Davis
Executive Producers: Dianna Eccleston-Colton and Greg Davis
Director of Photography: Travis Tank
Editor: Patrick Riester
Cameras: Travis Tank and Greg Davis
Graphics: Lucas Amann
Color Grading: Dillon Davies
Animation: John Franklin
Original Music by Indrajit Banerjee and Gourisankar