Raghu, one of India’s veteran and most renowned photographers and photojournalists, was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977. Rai became a photographer in 1965 and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman. In 1976, he left the paper and became a freelance photographer. From 1982 until 1992, Rai was the director of photography for India Today. He has served on the jury for World Press Photo and is known for his books, Raghu Rai’s India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.