India’s famous photographer, Raghu Rai’s book on the Taj Mahal can be found in most home libraries around the world. Seeing the photographs of Taj Mahal many in his book, the same question arises always that how long he must have waited for the crucial moment to shoot these rare photographs in his camera.
It is said that while he was shooting for the Taj Mahal, he suddenly stopped and pointed to a group of villagers with luggage on their heads and said to some body, “Dekho yaar apne desh ke pyare logon ko dekh, look their innocent faces “.
Raghu Rai started his career as a photographer in 1965. After one year he joined the Statesman newspaper. He also served on the jury for the World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997 (Photo courtesy of Raghurai Foundation)