NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The Consulate General of India, New York, held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Consulate’s Ballroom, a private screening of Daryl Hawk’s photo-essay on his travels from Leh to Ladakh Mr. Hawk, a professional photographer, writer, filmmaker and motivational speaker, is also a member of the Explorers Club New York, which promotes exploration of land, sea, air and space. His travels often take him to remote parts of the world, which he usually spends weeks, if not months, planning before the actual expedition.
Consul General of India in New York Dnyaneshwar Mulay and Daryl Hawk at the presentation
His “Timeless Journey through Incredible India” is a collection of his photographs from his recent trip to Leh-Ladakh in early 2014. Speaking to an eager crowd in an hour long presentation at the Consulate, Hawk outlined how he spent almost a decade planning the trip to cover a 300 mile journey from Leh to Ladakh. In the three weeks Mr. Hawk spent traveling this area, he was constantly recording his experiences and photographing the journey.
From quaint hidden monasteries to interviewing the King of Ladakh, to camping on the mountain-side without any heating, and attempting to spot a snow-leopard, Mr. Hawk had an unrestricted and unique experience traveling through some of the roughest terrain in India. His stories, just like his photographs, took the audience through a riveting journey. Closing with his wish to re-visit Leh-Ladakh in the near future, Mr. Hawk urged the audience to make the trip as well, as it will boost the tourism industry for nomadic Tibetan tribes.