"Bollywood Behind the Scenes: Inside Film City" is a 37 image photo story that gives a glimpse inside a large studio complex in Mumbai, India where many of Bollywood's productions are filmed. India remains the largest film industry in the world with close to 1,000 feature films being made every year for an audience of about half the world's population. The story shows the color and glitz of the industry as well as the problems it faces.
Beth Stirnaman is a Southern California native who began shooting in high school with her mother's simple film camera. She interned with the journalist Ed Carreon and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Photo Communications. She currently is a contracted Zuma Press photographer and her published works may be found in The Daily Titan, Filter Magazine, LA.COM, Skratch Magazine, The Philippine News, LA Record, SPIN, IsGoodMusic.com and OC Weekly. Beth was chosen to be one of four members of the Los Angeles team for the 2011 International Mentor Program with the Young Photographers Alliance. Photographers from across the globe were given the task of photographing Energy to be exhibited in the Calumet Gallery in New York. She has documented a wide spectrum of topics including Bollywood in Mumbai, India over a period of four months. She continues to shoot cultures, music, protests and anything that she believes deserves the attention of conscious observers everywhere.