PRESTON MERCHANT lives in the Bay Area, California. He teaches photography as an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. A selection of his images will be featured in an exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute's Indian American Heritage Project called, "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” (fall 2013).

(Author image by Miriam Berkley)

A book-length photo essay, INDIAWORLD presents photographer Preston Merchant’s ten-year journey among the Indian diaspora communities of North America, the Caribbean, Britain, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.