ISBN 9780670084692,The Indians: Portraits From My Album

The Indians: Portraits From My Album


Raghu Rai



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780670084692

ISBN-10 0670084697

Hard Back

Number of Pages 164 Pages
Language (English)

Art & Photography

characterize the best of the portrait work in this book is most often a sense of stillness in capturing both the physical likeness and the humanity of [the] subjects??John Falconer on The Indians Empathy between photographer and subject is revealed in every image of The Indians. From princes in royal settings to village craftsmen outside a shopping mall in Delhi; from Mahatma Gandhi to Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama; from Satyajit Ray to Arundhati Roy; from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan; and from formal family photographs to an obscure artist?s studio?Raghu Rai brings them all together in this portrait of a nation. Divided into two sections, the first is a selection of images by earlier photographers from nineteenth and early-twentieth-century India, including Raja Deen Dayal, Bourne and Shepherd, and Johnston and Hoffman, which have been collected by Rai over the years. The second is a celebration of Raghu Rai?s unique engagement with the lens and a wide cross-section of the Indian people for over forty years. A compelling record of the ambitions and aspirations of the people, The Indians captures the uniqueness of a nation as much as it charts the evolution of portraiture in the photographic medium in India. About the Author Raghu Rai has been at the forefront of photography in India for twenty-five years. A member of Magnum, his work has regularly appeared in Paris Match, National Geographic, The New York Times and Newsweek. Rai?s previous books include Taj Mahal; India; Calcutta; Khajuraho; The Sikhs; Delhi: A Portrait; and two volumes of Raghu Rai?s India, Reflections in Black and White and Reflections in Colour, both published by Penguin India. He has also collaborated on major photographic projects and his work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Japan and Europe.