Spotlight on “India”
A Nation Within The Pages of a Book
Join us in the virtual book tour for “India,” the newest photography book from Debra Schoenberger. Her tour from March 6th through the 24th, hosted by iRead Book Tours. You can find interviews, reviews, and articles by the author at the numerous stops. The full schedule is at the bottom of the page here.
Step into another world
It was a treat to have the opportunity to review Ms. Schoenberger’s newest photographic journal. The pictures will stay with you, much as the sweetness of the cover shot here.
India is a country of mixed messages—as are most nations, I suppose. The worn or tarnished buildings, the rugged streets, often filled with people and means of transportation, the wires hanging precariously from building to building, give us a view. As a highly technological nation, those wires are put to the test. The contrast is remarkable, well caught by Ms. Schoenberger.
Her photos are striking, some in their simplicity, some in the colorful settings, but my favorites are those of the people and the animals who share the same streets. Ms. Schoenberger has caught their faces and their activities so well, you get the sense you are there in each frame.
I feel like I have visited a part of the country after viewing her photography. Even the cover photo—the beautiful young woman with a smile lighting her face gives you an idea of the spirit included. In a contemporary dress, surrounded by camels, it is a touching insight to the country.
Part of a quote from Shashi Tharoor is “…A highly developed one (nation) in an advanced state of decay…” Many of the photos show how it does seem appropriate.
Beautiful people, beautiful country with much variety to see. What a pleasure to review.
I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” her people and absorb the flow of life from birth to death.
From learning how to make yellow ink from cow urine to watching funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, I realized that I would have to spend a lifetime here to grasp the immense value of her art, stunning architecture, fascinating food and love of all that is beautiful.
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Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera
“My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.
I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual.
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BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
March 6 – Library of Clean Reads – review / author interview / giveaway
March 6 – Working Mommy Journal – review / giveaway
March 6 – Book and Ink – review / giveaway
March 6 – Bookworm for Kids – review / giveaway
March 7 – Books, Dreams, Life – books spotlight / guest post
March 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
March 7 – Puddletown Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
March 8 – Everyday Gyaan – book spotlight / giveaway
March 8 – 30-Something Travel – book spotlight
March 9 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review
March 9 – Bound 4 Escape – review / giveaway
March 10 – A Bookworm’s Musing – review
March 10 – Spines in a Line – review / giveaway
March 13 – Katie’s Clean Book Collection – book spotlight / giveaway
March 13 – 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy + Sissy Too! – spotlight / giveaway
March 14 – Katherine Scott Jones – review
March 14 – All things bookie – review
March 15 – Lukten av Trykksverte – review / giveaway
March 15 – Within The Pages Of A Book – review / guest post
March 16 – Anglers Rest – author interview
March 16 – T’s stuff – review / author interview / giveaway
March 16 – StoreyBook Reviews – review
March 17 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
March 17 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – review
March 20 – Books Direct – review / guest post
March 20 – Blooming with Books – review / giveaway
March 21 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review
march 21 – 100 pages a day – review / guest post / giveaway
March 22 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review / guest post / giveaway
March 22 – Teresa Edmond-Sargeant – book spotlight / author interview
March 23 – Anglers Rest – review
March 23 – Olio By Marilyn – review / author interview
March 24 – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – review
March 24 – Outset – review