A Story Like No Other

01 June 2011
Ruth and Charles at his home in the Dakota for Thanksgiving dinner in the 1990s.
INDRA TAMANG
Ruth and Charles at his home in the Dakota for Thanksgiving dinner in the 1990s.
INDRA TAMANG

INDRA B TAMANG CAME FROM A NEPALI VILLAGE that had a witch doctor but no electricity. In his 20s, he met an American poet who changed his life. For the past four decades, Tamang has lived in the iconic Dakota building in New York, and mingled with folks like Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams and John Lennon.

But that's the past. Let's flash forward to the present.

On a rainy day in April, a small room at the Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan was crammed with art lovers and well-wishers from the Nepali community, who were there to attend the opening day of Tamang's photography exhibition, titled Charles Henri Ford and Indra Tamang Collaborations.

Betwa Sharma is a correspondent based in New York. She writes on international politics, climate change and art. Her work has appeared in several publications in the US and India.

Keywords: photography Nepal New York Tamang Charles Ford Surrealism Dakota Ruth Ford
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