Friday, October 20

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs

"Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late 1960s until his death in 1999 at age 56. Born into an aristocratic family in Rajasthan, he lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York—but his eye was perpetually drawn back to his native India. This retrospective exhibition will situate Singh's photographic work at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. It will feature 85 photographs by Singh in counterpoint with works by his contemporaries—friends, collaborators, fellow travelers—as well as examples of the Indian court painting styles that inspired him. ..."
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Exhibition Objects
CNN - "Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs" at the Met Breuer

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