Artist: Raghu Rai
Title: Flute Player, Varanasi
Size: 20 X 30 inches
Medium: Digital Print on photo rag pearl archival paper
Raghu Rai has witnessed India’s sojourn in the last five decades through the lens of his camera. The Padma Sree awardee was the protegee of one of the God-fathers of street photography- Henry Cartier Bresson. Rai is celebrated for gritty slice of life images that have captured the public imagination. Like Bresson he is known for capturing the ‘decisive moment’ on film. He is also known to cover a wide range of subjects from Mother Teresa to Khajuraho, preferring to never shift from an Indian landscape. Major exhibitions include Photo Ink Gallery, Tasveer Art Gallery, Bodhi Art Gallery, Amsterdam, USA and the Czech Republic over the last five years. Raghu Rai’s India A Retrospective Photofusion, London, UK was his life-defining retrospective. Rai, who lives in Delhi has been conferred with a lifetime award. The Raghu Rai Center For Photography trains several young lens-persons.