INDIA’S ELEPHANTS BOOK
Annette Bonnier - Photography
Bonnier made her first trip to India in 2007 and fell in love with the people and their dynamic culture. She became fascinated by the role of the elephant in Indian society, one that wavers between the animal as an enlightened, spiritual being and as a beast of burden.
During her travels around India, she captured elephants at work in the logging industry and in tourism; photographed wild elephants in Assam, polo playing ones in Jaipur, and even elephants swimming in the Bay of Bengal using their trunks as snorkels. She saw elephants painted for religious festivals, and blessing worshippers at Hindu temples.
As attitudes toward animal welfare and conservation change, this complex and highly intelligent creature is caught in a changing world between past and future.
This collection of photographs will act as a cultural documentation of elephants in India for many years to come.
• Photographer’s Signature Included
• Publisher : Books & Books Press (September 1, 2014)
• Language: English
• Hardcover : 218 pages
• Dimensions : 10 x 1 x 12 inches
Tax and shipping included to Continental United States only.