Arts at Work: Arts and Entrepreneurship with Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri '01 - Be the Change

Jul 7, 2021, 6:30 pm8:00 pm



Event Description

While the settler-colonial straight male gaze dominates film and art, distorting humanity’s representation and self-reflection and potential through a narrow lens, artists and advocates can reflect and counter-colonize this gaze, for a more just and equitable world. 

In this workshop, Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri shares her global expertise leveraging art, film, media, celebrity, and anthropology, to empower diversity, equality and environmental sustainability. 

This workshop is open to Princeton students and alumni. Students can register in Handshake and alumni can register here

Advance registration is required and registration closes on 7/6 at 5 p.m. EST. The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event. 

This event is part of the Arts at Work program, which is designed to provide Princetonians a supportive arts and creative community and opportunities to learn about the realities of life and work in various creative fields. 

Hosted by The Center for Career Development.  Co-presented by The Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.

Email Satomi Chudasama to request accommodations for this event at least 15 working days in advance.



Arts at Work - Arts & Entrepreneurship: Be the Change with Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri (holding camera)


Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is a multidisciplinary mythopoeic artist, anthropologist, and social justice advocate, working in film, photography, disruptive innovation, and education. A protegé of David Bowie, leveraging her expertise in media, fashion, music, and branding, she has launched many artists' careers including Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, creating their solo debut art and videos, and has shaped the image of 300 global brands from Pepsi to L'Oreal, and 25 non-profits from Keep A Child Alive to The American Cancer Society. Recognized by the United Nations as a Women’s Entrepreneurship Distinguished Fellow, and a Max Mark-Cranbrook Global Peacemaker, her work is featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times, on HBO, BBC, and CNN. Winning over 40 awards including the Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Disruptive Innovation Award, Best Picture at the CNN 2018 Expose Awards, and two Gold Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity, her work is featured in 70 museums and exhibitions, including Centre Pompidou, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. With 80 million views online, published in 30 books, hundreds of art and culture publications.

Indrani is also Co-Founder and Director of Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation, providing education and holistic support to 1500 of the lowest income women and children of India since 1994; Chief Visionary Officer at ReadLS, creating innovative neural training programs online for students with learning disabilities; Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Launch Global, empowering diverse artists and non-profits via live-streaming; and serves on many boards including Saving Jane against human trafficking. Co-Host of the United Nations' Global People's Summit, Host of New York Live Arts, AI Humanities Symposium, Keynote at Harvard University's Pride & Progress LGBTQ Film Symposium. At Princeton University, Visiting Lecturer on "Mobilizing Millions with Art and Film for Human Rights and Social Justice", Organizer/Host of "The Art of Anti-Racism and Social Justice," and Speaker at Organizing Stories on "Mythography, Digital Storytelling, and Counter-Colonizing the Heteropatriarchal Gaze."

  • Center for Career Development
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Event Type
Social impact