ISBN 9789384067182,Picturing Time: The Greatest Photographs of Raghu Rai

Picturing Time: The Greatest Photographs of Raghu Rai


Raghu Rai


Aleph Book Company



Aleph Book Company

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789384067182

ISBN-10 9384067180


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)
50 years of exceptional images and the stories behind them. In Picturing Time, Raghu Rai, Indias greatest living photographer, puts together the finest pictures he has taken over the course of a career that spans fifty years. His photographs of war, faith, monuments like the Taj Mahal, ordinary Indians, our greatest leaders, saints and charlatans, deserts and much else besides in black and white, and in colour, are imprinted on our memory. However, they have never been collected before in a single book. To add to our appreciation of these extraordinary pictures, most of them are accompanied by the photographers insights into how, when and why the photographs were taken. To mark this landmark in his legendary career, he has put together, for the first time, the definitive selection of his finest pictures, across a variety of themes, along with the stories behind the photographs. Timeless, often unsettling, and always unforgettable, these pictures will change the way we see our world.


A book to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Raghu Rais career as one of the worlds greatest living photographers.
Raghu Rai has published almost 40 books of photographs. This is the first time he has made a personal selection of his greatest pictures.
Nearly 200 photographs along with stories of how, when and where the pictures were taken.
Guaranteed widespread media coverage on TV, in the print media and online.

About the Author

In his half a century as a photographer, Raghu Rai has won many national and international awards and accolades including being nominated in 1971 by Henri Cartier Bresson to Magnum Photos. His solo exhibition has travelled to London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney. His photo essays have appeared in Time, Life, GEO, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, Newsweek, The Independent, and the New Yorker. He received the Padma Shri in 1971. Raghu Rai currently lives and works in New Delhi.