Padma Shri “Raghu Rai” made an appearance recently on PTC Punjabi show ” Punjabis this week”.
During his versatile career as a photographer, Raghu Rai has captured nature, people and complex emotions in frozen instants through panoramic, wide-angle shots, often creating moments of deep contemplation.
His extensive coverage of the Bangladesh war, the Emergency and the Bhopal Gas tragedy, has made him the master of his profession. Remembering the first time he clicked a photo, which was published in ‘The Times, London’, he said it was a picture he took “by chance”. “I had no plans to become a photographer. My brother (S Paul) sent the photo to ‘The Times’ and they published it on half a page with my name on it. Albeit known for his black and white images, Rai said he has always preferred colors. “I shoot in color and if doesn’t work, I convert it into black and white,” he added.
With over 50 books to his credit, the photographer is currently working on another one on spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama, and Sadhguru.
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