American travel photographer Tom Carter is presently traveling across the 35 regions of India to photograph his next photo book, INDIA: Portrait of a People. Tom's first book, CHINA: Portrait of a People, is now available at Thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Record-breaking travel photographer focuses camera on 35 regions of India

Beijing -- Fresh off the success of his groundbreaking new photo book CHINA: Portrait of a People, yet refusing to rest on his laurels, famed travel photographer Tom Carter announced his next destination: India.
Kerala School Girls
Varanasi Ganga

Holi Festival
"Having already photographed the people of the world's most populous country, I saw it only fitting to now focus on the second-most populous country," said the native San Franciscan at a recent press conference. The result of this epic expedition, Carter anticipates, will be his second book of photography, INDIA: Portrait of a People.
Varanasi Pilgrims

Delhi Blanket Bazaar

Madurai Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Gopura
35-year-old Carter made headlines in 2008 for his unprecedented 2-year, 56,000 kilometer journey across the 33 provinces of China, which resulted in the creation of his 640-page book of photography CHINA: Portrait of a People. Considered the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author, the photo book was a critical and commercial success.
Varanasi Prayers

Delhi Lovers

Gokarna Banjara Tribal Lady
It will be the American freelance photographer's first visit to the Republic of India; however the intrepid Carter will be jumping in with both feet to travel the length and breadth of the vast South Asian nation. "I intend to photograph all 35 states/territories and traverse as much of India's 3.3 million square kilometers as possible. It may take a couple of years, but I won't rest until I have created the definitive India photo book, something any single author has yet to do."
Mathura Sadhu
Tamil Nadu Cool Guy

Rameshwaram Ramalingeshwara Pilgrims
Meanwhile, as a result of a successful viral marketing campaign and impressive direct online sales, Carter's Hong Kong publishers at Blacksmith Books are now actively seeking a North American or European publisher to share licensing rights and worldwide distribution for CHINA: Portrait of a People. Let the bidding war begin!


CHINA: Portrait of a People, by Tom Carter
Genre: Travel / Photography / Art / China
ISBN: 9-789889-979942
640 pages, 800 full color images, with maps of each province
Published: Summer 2008 by Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong
View more of India Photographer Tom Carter's India Photography at Flickr.
Purchase China Portrait of a People on Amazon. Read the China Portrait of a book review.


"India Travel Photos" "India Photography" "India Travel Photography" "India Travel Photographer" "India Photos" "Photos of India" "Pictures of India" "India Pictures" "India Photo Gallery" "India Portraits" "India Photographer"

CHINA: Portrait of a People

Promote Your Page Too

India Travel Photography

Promote Your Page Too


  1. Hi Tom,

    Checked into your blog and found some awesome photo collections here. I must say that you are a skillful photographer and have portrayed the mood and occasion with the perfect blend. Photography is my hoby and i'm looking for a digital camera. i.e., comparing somedigital camera price and its features. Can you suggest me the brand you prefer the most?

  2. Great post really described whole India from north to south. :)
    Flight Search

  3. India is such a wonderful place to travel the adventure tours, Historical monuments, safari tours, Himalayas tracking tours and many more thousands of visitors came across the world to travel India. Travel Packages India .

  4. Great blog. Nice picture sharing here. I like this blog. Photographers


About Me

My Photo

Photojournalist Tom Carter traveled for 2 years and 35,000 miles across the 33 provinces of China to show the diversity of Chinese People in CHINA: Portrait of a People, the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author. Available now on Amazon.

Click here to subscribe to Tom Carter's Facebook feed!

There was an error in this gadget

China Travel Videos