Raghubir Singh

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Raghubir Singh

Born:22 October 1942
Died:18 April 1999

  • He was an Indian photographer, most known for his landscapes and documentary-style photographs of the people of India.
  • He was a self-taught photographer who worked in India and lived in Paris, London and New York. During his career he worked with National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Time.
  • In the early 1970s, he was one of the first photographers to reinvent the use of color at a time when color photography was still a marginal art form.
  • He belonged to a tradition of small-format street photography, working in color, that for him this represented the intrinsic value of Indian aesthetics.
  • He won Padma Shri, by Government of India in 1983.
  • He won Mother Jones Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).
  • He won Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh Award (posthumously) on 27 October 2001.

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