A Date with Mr. Raghu Rai

Welham Boys’ School was privileged to host Mr. Raghu Rai, the most illustrious Indian photographer and photojournalist on the afternoon of March 6th, 2016. Mr. Raghu Rai, a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined The Statesman. In 1976, he became a freelance photographer. From 1982 until 1992, he was the director of photography for India Today. He has also served on the jury for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997.

It was an unforgettable event, especially for the students of the Photography Club, as Mr. Raghu Rai spoke to them about the nuances of photography. Mr Raghu Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India. He has many books to his credit, including Raghu Rai's Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India: Dreams and Beyond, and Mother Teresa: A Life of Dedication. Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White are his most renowned collections.

Akshat Singh, Shoaib Shawl and Mr. Amit Singh had the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot with Mr. Rai as he was covering the International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh.

A Padmashree awardee, Mr Raghu Rai spoke about his first picture of a baby donkey in all humility and narrated that it was sheer chance that got him into photography. He said, “If you connect physically, emotionally and spiritually with your surroundings and fill your heart with love and kindness, you will see that magical things will happen."

He also appreciated the students’ work and patiently signed autographs for all who approached him.

©2011 Welham Boys School. All rights reserved
Site Designed & Developed by Fylfot Software