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New York/Mumbai photographer Manjari Sharma re-imagines Indian deities in a new medium with detail and emotion. A series of 9 photos.
405 backers pledged $26,602 to help bring this project to life.

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Darshan Solo Show opens September 12th!

Posted by Manjari Sharma (Creator)
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Dear Supporters, 

It gives me immense pleasure to announce my first ever solo show in New York City. Darshan is complete and will debut in Chelsea on September 12th from 6-8pm. I am attaching the official e-vite below and it would be incredible to get face time with some of you. The show runs until Oct 12th. Again, if it were not for kickstarter and your incredible support, the series would not have been able to progress. Thank you for your timely action and please come out to see some six-foot prints on the wall!

What: Opening for Project Darshan's Solo Show
When: September 12th, 6-8 pm
Where: ClampArt, 521-531 West 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001

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Featured: Yoga Journal

Posted by Manjari Sharma (Creator)

Hello All, 

I am very pleased to share that the Darshan project was appreciated and featured in the latest issue of the national publication, Yoga Journal. The team also selected to feature the same on their ipad app. I am attaching a snapshot of the article with this update. Please keep up to date on for continued news on this series and again thanks for supporting it when it was a wee twinkle in my eye.

Manjari Sharma 

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Published: Forbes, India Cover

Posted by Manjari Sharma (Creator)

Hello All, 

Project Darshan ( began in early 2011 and it's first half thereafter was successfully funded by all of you! Most recently I got a call from Anjan Das, Design Director of Forbes, India about Darshan. It was thrilling to hear the excitement in his voice about what he had in mind for our collaboration.

Anjan said his magazine has a yearly flagship issue called the Forbes India Rich List (Collector’s edition) and felt my Maa laxmi would be a fitting face for it. While the proposition was exciting, at first I was a little surprised that a business publication would go with such a bold cover? But as Anjan said “It’s all about having a vision”.

Finally with Diwali approaching, the timing was perfect. It indeed became a blessed time for Maa Laxmi and Forbes to have found each other! I have a photograph of the magazine and a location shot of the magazines at a landmark bookstore in Bandra, Mumbai attached in here. Also to our great delight this cover made it into Coverjunkies most popular covers of the month. 

I hope all of you have an incredible holiday with you families. We all have much to be thankful for. 

Manjari Sharma 


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Darshan on Huffington Post

Posted by Manjari Sharma (Creator)

Im very excited to share that Darshan is featured as a six page story on the Huffington Post Magazine for iPad. If you own an iPad please download download the “Huffington” App. The Newest issue is for 99 cents has a section titled moving image. I am very happy about the way it is reproduced on there. Please download and enjoy!

Also if any of you are interested in owning a limited edition large print of this series, it is currently on a prepublication sale. This is in order to help me complete this series at the end of the year. Please get in touch with should you desire a larger piece of Darshan. And as always Thanks for being supporters of this ambitious project. 

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Darshan Talk at B&H Photo, NY, 6/10 @ 1pm

Posted by Manjari Sharma (Creator)

Dear Backers, 

I am honored to be invited to speak at B&H Photo about Darshan and it's journey. For those of you in New York City on Sunday, June 10th, please come by and say hello. This is a free lecture and it will be great to see and meet you in person.

What: Talk on darshan and it's Journey
Where: B&H Photo - 420 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001.
When: 1-3 pm 

Also Darshan drummed up some more press from two respected industry publications. PDN Photo Annual 2012 (Photo District News) featured Darshan as a featured story and Resource Magazine. Thanks to both on their kind invite. The stories can be looked at on the links below. 

PDN Photo annual story
Resource Magazine

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