Entry Title: "Legend of Lady White Snake"
Name: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri , United States
Category and Expertise: Fashion|Deeper Perspective, Professional


Entry Description: Conceived as a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, at the location of his first NY show, featuring his muse Daphne Guinness in original creations by varied fashion geniuses, these images grew alongside my first film: a meditation on obsession, metamorphosis and poetry, inspired by the ancient Chinese legend of lady White Snake, a snake demoness who transforms into a woman to experience love. At first incomprehensible, the power and fragility of these tales of transformation transformed us, as we returned repeatedly to explore the sparks as these diverse inspirations intertwined.

About the Artist:

Photographer and director Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is known for her iconic imagery and visionary storytelling. Born in India and passionate about photography, she traveled the world as a teen model to learn from artists around the world, then co-founded a women's empowerment foundation. Her photography in partnership classical harpist Markus Klinko was discovered by David Bowie before she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Anthropology, from Princeton University. After a highly successful fashion and celebrity photography career, with a book of her work with Klinko "ICONS" launched with a solo exhibition at the Lincoln Center, and a 6-part documentary series on her work airing in over a hundred countries, she has turned her focus to fine art and filmmaking, with her debut short film sweeping 4 of 8 categories at the International Fashion Film Festival, and being shown at the Museum of the Fashion Institute NY, the Lincoln Center, the Australian Center for the Moving Image and the Pompidou Center in Paris.