On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 the Asia Society is holding a discussion & book signing: Vanishing Giants: Elephants of Asia, a look at man's relationship with Asian Elephants, with photographer Palani Mohan. (Details follow).
From the invitation, we gather that Vanishing Giants - Elephants of Asia "is a collection of extraordinary images that will provoke, intrigue and enthrall. Palani Mohan devoted 6 years and traveled to 11 Asian countries to create this intimate glimpse into the world of the Asian elephant, a creature which – even as its African cousin flourishes – is threatened as never before.
But this is far more than simply a book of elephant photographs. Rather, it’s a tale of two species; that of the elephant, and the humans with which it shares its abodes. It’s a love story, and a war story, a history of animosity and attraction, a study of shattered symbiosis. For all through Asia , it seems, a love-hate relationship thrives where elephants and humans co-exist."
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
6:30–7:30pm: Photo Slide Show, Discussion and Audience Q & A
7:30–8:30pm: Meet the Author & Book Signing Reception
For full details: Asia Society: Vanishing Giants