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  • Author:
    Raghubir Singh
  • ISBN:
    0714846023
  • ISBN13:
    978-0714846026
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  • Publisher:
    Phaidon Press; 2nd edition (March 23, 2006)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Photography & Video
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Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was an Indian photographer, most known for his landscapes and documentary-style photographs of the people of India. He was a self-taught photographer who worked in India and lived in Paris, London and New York

Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was an Indian photographer, most known for his landscapes and documentary-style photographs of the people of India. He was a self-taught photographer who worked in India and lived in Paris, London and New York. During his career he worked with National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Time. In the early 1970s, he was one of the first photographers to reinvent the use of color at a time when color photography was still a marginal art form.

River of Colour book. Raghubir Singh has a unique way of seeing this complex land. He died soon after the book came out, so it contains his latest, most accomplished pieces. Singh's evocative photographs inspired me to write a series of poems, publi A beautiful book, filled with sensitive and unusual portraits of India that will force you to reevaluate the country and the culture.

The Ganges Paperback. River of Colour is a sumptuous book, a carefully arranged, beautifully printed documentary of the enormous variety of life and colours of a country that, at times, can almost overwhelm the senses. This year's single best book of a contemporary photographer's work is surely River of Colour. First published in 1998 to mark the occasion of an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, this book is arranged into eleven thematic sections.

Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) is considered by many to have been one of the finest of. .River of Colour is the first ever retrospective of his work.

Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) is considered by many to have been one of the finest of contemporary photographers. Born in Rajasthan, India, his work is in the permanent collections of a number of major museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. David Travis is Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971 and Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel.

From heavily crowded marketplaces to more subtle moments-a girl appears to hover above her sitting room; an otherworldly, glowing cow-the line between religious inspiration and reality is always meaningfully blurred.

In his engaging, informative introduction to "River of Colour", the first ever retrospective of his work, Singh explains what India means t him, focusing in particular on the importance of color in India. His instinctual affinity with color is seen again and again in his pictures that follow.

A retrospective exhibition of photographs taken by Mr. Singh over the last 30 years, ''River of Color: The India of Raghubir Singh,'' is on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. A large book of the same title containing pictures from nearly every corner of India, Mr. Singh's last book and 13th collection, was recently published by Phaidon Press. Mr. Singh was well read, intense and a man of strong opinions on a wide range of cultural subjects.

Ganga: Sacred River of India (1974) River of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh (1998)

Ganga: Sacred River of India (1974) River of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh (1998). Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was an Indian photographer, most known for his landscapes and documentary-style photographs of the people of India.

Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late . Singh embraced color as part of a continuous Indian aesthetic tradition that reaches back to the miniature paintings of the Mughal period.

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. He was also deeply influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson (whom he met in Jaipur in 1966), Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray, and American street photographers such as William Gedney and Lee Friedlander.

Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) was one of the finest documentary photographers. He was born in Rajasthan, India, and for thirty years made countless personal journeys across the vast subcontinent. He travelled along the Ganges, toured the ghats and alleys of Benares and explored the cosmpolitan cities of Calcutta and Mumbai. The result was a series of vibrant photographs that capture the exuberant spirit and restless activity of his native India. Like his hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Singh always succeeded in getting into the heart of the scene and intuitively portraying it from the insider's point of view.In his introduction to River of Colour, the first ever retrospective of his work, Raghubir Singh explains what India means to him, focusing in particular on the importance of colour in India. Singh's instinctual affinity with colour is seen again and again in his pictures that follow. Arranged in eleven sections that depict aspects integral to Indian life, including the street, monuments, icons, water and pilgrimages, Singh's photographs reveal everything from the magical to the mundane, providing a comprehensive picture of the country that remains imprinted in the mind.

Mazuzahn
All of India. This book shows India as what it is, chaos, color and you can almost smell it.
Skyway
I like RS's style. It's a mix of layering, natural framing, documentary, travel and juxtaposition. And the colors are really appealing. Collector's item!
Ceck
Gorgeous photography of India
WinDImmortaL
Purchased for my father who has a strong interest in the people of India. He loved it. This book focuses on the people rather than the places.
Lli
Absolutely gorgeous book with great color reproduction and print quality. Must have for photobook collectors.
digytal soul
With the minor caveat that it reuses several pictures from another of the author's books, this is excellent and complements his other work..
sergant
Raghubir Singh's River of Colour is a book that beautiful in many ways. Not only was he a very talented photographer, he also brings out a tremendous sense of patriotism with his book. His photographs capture the essence of Indian culture.
I think the author has been eclipsed and photography has simply moved on.
I expected so much more from it after reading the glowing reviews. After a week of still not liking the book I finally
returned it to Amazon and rarely return anything.