Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai

Not watch oriented but VC is sponsoring "Divine Moments" exhibition of Raghu Rai photography across India and I find these photos not only beautifull but powerfully evocative.

Hope you enjoy!

From Wikipedia: Raghu Rai (born 1942) is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. A protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist to Magnum Photos in 1977, which he co-founded.

Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhi publication. In 1976, he left the paper and became a freelance photographer. From 1982 up until 1992, Rai was the director of photography forIndia Today. He has served on the jury for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997. He is most known for his books, Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.

Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
Among the Godesses - Kolkota (1991)

Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
Indira Gandhi - Himalayas (1972)

Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
Pt Hariprasad Chauraisa in his practice (1988)

Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
The Wall IV - Flute Player (1975)

Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
Two Old Men - Delhi (1970)

Thanks for putting these up, Alex
09/05/2012 - 16:49
beautiful compositions
09/05/2012 - 17:02
so evocative of India, full of symbolism like a hand-woven tapestry.  B&W is really making a come-back these seems that those too young to have experienced film photography are amused by software that produces this effect with their digital images.
And some...
09/05/2012 - 20:22
do a very nice job of it too like NIK Silver Efex Pro. In addition some have algorithms to mimic various types of film both B&W and colour, Leica has even introduced a new camera that shoots only monocrome (B&W).
Re: Some extraordinary photographs by Raghu Rai
09/05/2012 - 17:52
Alex, thanks so much for posting pics of my country, and also of my city ! The events VC chooses to sponsor / associate itself with reek of So much class. I wish I could attend one of the Raghu Rai exhibits, but am Travelling and will be difficult.
An exciting journey across India...
09/06/2012 - 01:00
With the sponorship of Vacheron Constantin this promises to be a wonderful exhibition of Raghu's photographic work. He is widely acknowledged for his work having gathered a number of admirers from around the world. It's delightful to know that his works will be made available to so many more throughout the coming tour. On a personal note, it is so refreshing to see B/W photography! Tony