Pamela Bhatia, an artist and international award-winning photographer, has traveled to 11 countries and worked with some of the world’s leading brands. In 1996, Bhatia left her anthropology studies at RI College to join five other females and the first woman allowed to work as a waitress onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise line. In 1998-1999 she served as Director of events for the United States Chamber of Commerce in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She worked closely with the US Embassy, American Businesses and Middle East Partners throughout the UAE during operation Dessert Fox. After returning to the United States she served as Director of Corporate Development and later Executive Director of the American Heart Association overseeing all of Rhode Island and Southern New England. In 2008 she left the Heart Association and pursued her passion and love of photography and art. Bhatia remembers, “My favorite part of the travel and anthropological work was always the film and people. I love working with people and capturing on film what is in front of me. It’s a way of preserving, enjoying, and loving the life in front of me. It was scary to take the leap into taking photography from hobby to business but the thought of not doing it and regretting not taking that chance scared me even more.”
Bhatia holds the 2014 Best of Show & 2014, 2015 and 2016 Court of Honor for the Professional Photography Association of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America & PPARI, the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Professional Woman, Digital Photographers Assoc, and a contributing photographer for iStock. Bhatia speaks frequently about photography and women in business, most recently as a featured guest speaker at the Southern New England Women’s Expo, and on the Patricia Raskin’s Positive Business radio show. She served as Director of Photography for “Rhode Island, a Photo Portrait of the Ocean State” a hard cover portrait book published by the Providence Business News.
Pamela is a licensed drone pilot and an aerial cinematographer for the Slatersville Mill Project and founder of Artists without Boarders. Her work has been published and/or awarded by PPARI, Cox Communications, Providence Business News, RI Monthly Brides Magazine, Digital Professional Photographers Assoc, Southern New England Woman's Magazine, Travel & Tourism Assoc. of India, Hotels and Food Service and NRICC, and others. Pamela currently owns Artistic Images studio, a commercial imaging studio in Pawtucket, RI focusing on communicating companies brand and messaging through cutting edge imagery.
Pamela's book, "Tejas & Kamran" is being released chapter by chapter on social media, and you can read along with her journey to "finding light" on the other side of the world. Click HERE!