Raghu Rai

Presented at India Arch Dialogue 2017
on Friday 10th / Saturday 11th February 2017
at Gallery 1AQ, Qutab Minar Complex

Raghu Rai

Company Name

Raghu Rai Center for Photography

Headquarter

Gurgaon, India

Mentor

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai (1942) a qualified civil engineer, began his career as a photographer at the age of 23 in 1965. In the early years of his career he was the chief photographer at The Statesman (1966 to 1976), and later the Picture Editor of Sunday magazine (1977 to 1980).

Rai became the Picture Editor-Visualiser- Photographer of India Today, India’s leading news magazine in its formative years. He worked on special issues and designs, contributing trail blazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes (1982 to1991). His series on Great Masters of Indian Classical Music, film maker Satyajit Ray, Mother Teresa, had become talking point of the magazine.

Besides winning many national and international awards, Rai has exhibited his works around the world. Some of the major exhibitions include Retrospective at Museo de Capitolini Rome 2005, Retrospective of his work at Arles Photography Festival -2007, Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome – 2008, A Retrospective – National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi – 2008 and at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai – 2008, at Aicon Gallery, London 2010 ( this show received full page coverage in Sunday Guardian, The Times, BBC and various other publications, Women Changing India – Saachi gallery, London 2011.

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