Veteran photojournalist Raghu Rai on 22 March 2017 was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards.
Rai began his career in photography in 1965. He has also served on the jury of World Press Photo and Unesco’s International Photo Contest.
About Raghu Rai
• Born in 1942, Raghu Rai is an Indian photographer and photojournalist.
• He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
• He became a photographer in 1965.
• Later in 1965, he joined year later joined The Statesman newspaper as its chief photographer.
• In 1976, he left the paper and became a freelance photographer.
• From 1982 until 1992, he served as the Director of Photography for India Today.
• From 1990 to 1997, he served on the jury for World Press Photo.
• He is known for his books, Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.
• For Greenpeace, he completed an in-depth documentary project on the chemical disaster at Bhopal in 1984.
• The subjects of his photographs include MS Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, Mother Teresa, Satyajit Ray, Indira Gandhi, Raj Kapoor and Mrinal Sen.
Who: Raghu Rai
When: 22 March 2017