Delhi Photo Festivals 2011

Yesterday, when i was walking inside the India Habitat Center, i was totally amazed with the work did by the world renown photographers from Austria, Italy, China etc and specially Raghu Rai’s work. Its beautiful concept, amazing composition, wonderful color combination  literally took me to the another world of photography. As a novice I really have to learn a lot from him. Here are couple of his photos exhibited at the IHC, Delhi

The Festivals

The biennial Delhi Photo Festival 2011 is an initiative of the India Habitat Centre & Nazar Foundation to bring photography, the real democratic art form, into the public space, thereby creating awareness of photographic arts and initiating dialogue amongst its many practitioners and lovers.

Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Dates: 15 to 28 October 2011. Opening Week: 15 to 23 October 2011

For more information visit http://www.delhiphotofestival.com/

Profile of Rahu Rai

A qualified civil engineer, Raghu Rai turned to photography at the age of 23. Working with The Statesman newspaper, Sunday magazine an India Today from 1966 to 1991 & being associated with Magnum Photos (to which he was niminated by Henri Cartier Bresson in 1971) Rai’s work continues to have a deep impact on photography both in India and internationally. He was published more than 20 books and his work has been shown all around the world. He was awarded the “Padmashree” in 1971, “Photographer of the Year” in the US in 1992 and recently the “Officier des Arts et des Lettres”.

Fig: Raghu Rai at the Amphitheater of India Habitat Center, Delhi on Oct 16th 2011

 

Source: Wikipedia, Delhi Photo Festivals

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