Raghu Rai (b.1942)
Born in Jhhang, now part of Pakistan Raghu Rai’s career in photography started
in the year 1965, a year after he began to work for the prestigious New Delhi
daily publication, the Statesman. In 1976, Rai left the newspaper and worked as a
freelance photographer for the next six years. From 1982 – 1992, Rai served as
the Director of Photography for the newsmagazine India Today. He has also served
on the jury for World Press Photo award three times.
Over the years Rai’s work has also been featured in several solo shows around
the world, including those at Casa Asia, Barcelona, in 2008; ‘The Journey of a
Moment in Time: Raghu Rai’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA),
New Delhi and Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Just By The Way: Rocks, Clouds and Nudes’ at
the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA),
Mumbai, in 2007; ‘India’ at Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini, Rome, in 2005;
‘Bhopal 1984 – 2004’ at Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, in 2005; and ‘Oriented’ at
FotoGrafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma organized by the Comune di Roma, also
in 2005. Amongst his most recent group endeavors are ‘CLICK ! Contemporary Raghu Rai (b.1942)
Born in Jhhang, now part of Pakistan Raghu Rai’s career in photography started
in the year 1965, a year after he began to work for the prestigious New Delhi
daily publication, the Statesman. In 1976, Rai left the newspaper and worked as a
freelance photographer for the next six years. From 1982 – 1992, Rai served as
the Director of Photography for the newsmagazine India Today. He has also served
on the jury for World Press Photo award three times.
Over the years Rai’s work has also been featured in several solo shows around
the world, including those at Casa Asia, Barcelona, in 2008; ‘The Journey of a
Moment in Time: Raghu Rai’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA),
New Delhi and Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Just By The Way: Rocks, Clouds and Nudes’ at
the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA),
Mumbai, in 2007; ‘India’ at Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini, Rome, in 2005;
‘Bhopal 1984 – 2004’ at Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, in 2005; and ‘Oriented’ at
FotoGrafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma organized by the Comune di Roma, also
in 2005. Amongst his most recent group endeavors are ‘CLICK ! Contemporary

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