Magnum photographer opens photography school in New Delhi

Indian Magnum photographer Raghu Rai launches photo school in India

Demotix report

Magnum photographer Raghu Rai inaugurated his photography school, Raghu Rai Center For Photography, along with his son Nitin Rai in New Delhi. People from all parts of the photography community came to wish him well on this occasion.

A unique center, where the ever-growing medium of photography will be the heart of the institute. Here the young minds will be directed and given space to explore their inner capabilities through this visual medium.The Center will be running various photography courses, from a 3 month basic course; 4 months advance course, a one year diploma to a 3 year degree programme. The Center will also be conducting workshops, and running a photography club. It will hold photography exhibitions of senior master photographers as well as young professionals doing exceptional work in Photography. The Center will be promoting photography as an art form.

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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