Born in 1942, in Jhang (British India – present-day Pakistan), Raghu Rai became a photographer at the age of 23. The following year, he joined the staff of The Statesman newspaper as chief photographer (1966 to 1976) and at the same time served as editor-in-chief of the photo service of Sunday’s weekly news magazine. Calcutta (1977-1980). In 1971, following his exhibition at the Delpire Gallery in Paris on the Bengali refugees from Pakistan, Henri Cartier Bresson offered him to join Magnum Photos, to which he is still associated today. In 1982, he became director of photography for India Today magazine,...
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