Raghu Rai is a Padma Shree Award Winning Photographer and a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson (the co-founder of Magnum Photos).
His 1992 National Geographic cover story “Human Management of Wildlife in India” won him widespread critical acclaim for the piece. Besides winning many national and international awards, Rai has exhibited his works in most major metropolitan cities across the globe. His photo essays have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including "Time", "The New York Times" and the "New Yorker".
In the last 18 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India and has produced more than 18 books.
He has served thrice on the jury of the World Press Photo and twice on the jury of UNESCO's International Photo Contest.