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Raghu Rai's Invocation to India

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Raghu Rai's Invocation to India

Time: January 29, 2011 to April 30, 2011
Location: New Art Exchange
Street: 39-41 Gregory Boulevard
City/Town: Nottingham NG7 6BE
Website or Map: http://www.thenewartexchange.…
Phone: 0115 924 8630
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: New Art Exchange
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2011

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New Art Exchange is proud to present Raghu Rai - one of the world's leading photographers in his first solo exhibition in a Public Gallery in the UK. Working in partnership with commercial gallery Aicon who have spaces in New York, Delhi and London; this is a major exhibition of his work, exploring India’s cultural and social backgrounds and history.


Raghu Rai became a photographer in 1965, working with The Statesman, and "India Today" during its formative years. He has worked on trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes. In the last 18 years, Rai has specialised in extensive coverage of India, and produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa.


Earlier an official photographer for Magnum, his photo essays have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including Time, Life, GEOThe New York TimesSunday TimesNewsweekThe Independent, and the New Yorker. Rai was awarded the ‘Padmashree’ in 1971, one of India’s highest civilian awards ever given to a photographer. Besides winning many national and international awards, Rai has exhibited his works in London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney.

Curated by Saleem Arif Quadri MBE.

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