Keynote Speaker

Indrani has been invited to speak at the most prestigious institutions and universities. Topics include: innovation, inspiration, creativity, photography, filmmaking, social activism, women's empowerment, women and diversity in film and media, human trafficking and environmental sustainability. Recent events include:

  • Harvard University, Global Forum 2018, "High Tech to High Touch: Technology, Media and Collaboration on Social Impact" at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Princeton University, "Filmmaking and Photography as Myth-Making, Shaping our Human Potential," Keynote Speaker, introduced by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at the 2018 Arts and Humanities Symposium, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "We Flourish: Cultural Identity and Creative Identity: Asian and Asian American Artists and Authors," Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, on "The Minds Behind the Most Creative Feats of Advertising and Brand Awareness" at AdThis, Dodds Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, on "Women in Film," Princeton Film Society, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, "Masterclass in Portraiture," Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
  • New York University, "Masterclass in Photography," NY, NY
  • New York Film Academy: Masterclass, New York, NY
  • Parsons, The New School for Design (ISDI) on "Fashion, Innovation and Sustainability," Mumbai, India
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Studies on "Women's Equity, Empowerment, Excellence" KITT Institute, Orissa, India
  • De La Salle College of Saint Benilde "Field Immersion with a Community of Indigenous People," with IPA and Exhibition at Benilde School of Design and Arts, Manila, Philippines

  • The Rubin Museum of Art on "My Village: Storytelling and Social Engagement," New York, NY
  • Carnegie HallThe Lucie Awards: "Celebrating the Masters of Photography," on "A Deeper Perspective" and "Moving Image Photographer of the Year," New York, NY
  • Center Pompidou Paris, ASVOFF: "On Inspiration" with Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet, Paris, France
  • United Nations Commission on the Status of Women  and Global Women's Empowerment Network on "Women Illuminated," Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and LJFFF on "The Mind of the Creative Achiever" San Diego, CA
  • The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)   IDEASHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas, on "Image-making and Branding: Iconic Authenticity and Sustainability," City College of NY, Baruch, New York, NY
  • PhotoSchweiz Masterclass on "Between Pop Culture and Social Engagement" at photo16, Zurich, Switzerland
  • The Influencers, on "The Power of Art: Brilliance, Pushing Boundaries, The Creative Processes," New York, NY
  • The Influencers and Hassleblad presents "On Photography," Retreat at Camp Equinox, VA
  • Sustainatopia "Social Entrepreneur Rockstars Panel" LA, CA
  • London Fashion Film Festival on "Fashion Filmmaking," London, UK
  • North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC, Keynote on "Documentary Film" and "Building a Lasting Brand" Orlando FL
  • Havergal College: Commencement Speaker at Graduation, Toronto, CA

Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts 

Presents: An Interview with Indrani


"IDEA SHARE: Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas" 

Keynote Speaker on "Imagemaking and Branding: 

Iconic Authenticity & Sustainability"   

American Society of Media Photographers NY at Mason Hall, City University of New York, Baruch College, NY 

"Creative individuals who have broken barriers, innovated in their fields and overcome obstacles to succeed." Speaking with Albert Watson, Gail Mooney, Douglas Dubler, Pierce Turner.  



Master Photographer


Keynote Speaker and Presenter on

"Between Pop Culture & Social Engagement"

Exhibition and screening of Girl Epidemic and David Bowie's Valentine's Day.  

 Zurich, January 2016

The Lucie Awards at Carnegie Hall: "Celebrating 

the Masters 

of Photography" 

Speaker and Presenter
"Deeper Perspective" 
and "Moving Image Photographer 
of the Year" 

Indrani and speaker Ann Curry

Indrani presents "Moving Image Photographer of the Year"

Speakers Steve McCurry, Indrani and Lucies founder Hossein Farmani

International Fashion Film Awards with Cinemoi

Winner of "Best Film" and Nominated for "Best Director"

for Till Human Voices Wake Us, Los Angeles

Celebrating at Chateau Marmont

Winners of Best Film: Indrani and GK Reid, with winner of Best Actor, Alex Lunqvist

Producer GK Reid, Makeup maestro Donald Simrock, Indrani, DP Pergrin Jung

Princeton University

"We Flourish" Speaker on Asian and Asian American Artists 



The Lincoln Center



"Since its founding, Lincoln Center has presented and commissioned the world's greatest visual artists and we are delighted to continue that tradition with [this] exhibit," said Andrew Kalish, Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Develoment of Lincoln Center. "Globally esteemed celebrity and fashion photography and director who have captured many of today's most provocative pop culture legends, will celebrate the release of ICONS...with a public art exhibition at the David Rubenstein Atrium and Alice Tully Hall." 

Street view of ICONS Exhibition at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center


Girrard Perregaux

Indrani and Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week

"Legend of Lady White Snake" screening at Lincoln Center

The Prince's Trust, Phillips House London

 "1988-2013: The Greatest Photographs"

"What makes a truly great portrait?... Is it the ability to capture the very marrow of its subject?  Or is it simply to titillate and entertain? These are the critical questions that have been debated, contested, chewed over and demanded of seior GQ staff for the past 12 months in the run-up to our 25th anniversary as we set about the task of sifting through every photograph ever select the 50 best of our lifetime." --James Mullinger, GQ Photographic Director

"Does this carry the same weight as a genuine photograph, and is that important to you? Its an interesting dilemma." David Bowie on this digitally created image that Indrani devised to celebrate his lifetime achievement prize at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute

 Presents: "Dancing the Dream" 

Curated by Amy Henderson, Washington DC

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 

Legend of Lady White Snake won 4 Awards:

"Best Picture" 

"Best Visual Effects"  "Best Production Design" 

"Best Costume Design" 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Speaker on "Inspiration" with Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet

 Diane Pernet Presents: ASVOFF A Shaded View of Fashion Film

Diane Pernet, Daphne Guinness and Indrani

Indrani and Daphne Guinness 

Princeton Film Festival 

Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Won "Best of Fest" both Jury and Audience Award

Director Indrani and Creative Director and Producer GK Reid, for Legend of Lady White Snake

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Fashion Film FestivalWon 5 Awards:

"Best Picture" 

"Best Director" 

"Best Visual Effects" 

"Best Costume Design" 

"Red Camera Award" 

Indrani wins a RED Epic camera package

Producer GK Reid, Indrani and DP Pergrin Jung

Larry King Live Interview

for the final episode of 

Double Exposure, 

Docu-Series on Bravo 

Indrani and Markus Klinko

Pacific Design Center, Month of Photography LA and Flaunt Magazine

 presents: ICONS Exhibition by Markus + Indrani

Jorge Perez and Benny Medina


 Lindsay Lohan, Indrani, GK Reid

Lindsay and Britney

Lucie Foundation,

Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art and Bravo



Markus + Indrani

Photographic Exhibition and Premiere for Double Exposure

Icons Invitation

Icons Exhibition, Sponsor: Jaguar 

L-R: supermodel Lydia Hearst, Bravo's Andy Cohen and Indrani

Icons Exhibition Sponsors: Cover Girl, Absolut

Art Basel Miami: In Fashion Photo

present Markus + Indrani Exhibition

Party at Set: Indrani and Markus 

L-R: Indrani and Naomi Campbell

Naomi cuts the ribbon

L-R: GK Reid, Indrani, Markus Klinko

ISDI Parsons, The New School for Design Mumbai, Indian School of Design and Innovation

Speaker on "Fashion, Innovation and Sustainability"

One of the most prestigious schools of art and design in the world, having established one of the first programs in the US in fashion design, interior design, and graphic design, Parsons has a long legacy of art and design innovation. March 2015

Kalinga Institute of Technology, 

Keynote Speaker:  "International Women's Day: Equity, Empowerment, Excellence"  

With Elvind S. Homme, Norwegian Ambassador to India; Suhel Seth, Noted Writer; Nandita Das, Noted Actress, Film Director and Social Activist;  Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT & KISS, Orissa India

North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC Orlando FL

Keynote Speaker on "The Arts and Film" in the Documentary Section 

and Keynote Speaker on "Building a Lasting Brand" 

at the Bengal-USA Business Leaders' Forum 

Indrani speaks on "Business Leaders' Forum"

NABC  welcome

Miss & Mr. South Asia Awards, San Francisco

Keynote Speaker and Presenter

Indrani with the first Muslim American Miss USA Rima Fakih, and Mr. India Sunny Tripathy /Sunny T

Indrani interviewed on Priyanka Singha Segment, Diya TV Spotlight covering Miss South Asia  

 Indrani presents awards with judge Fabio Lanzoni

Miss India USA

Judge and Awards Presenter; Recipient of the Elite Awards

Access Hollywood Interview

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