Subhas Chandra Bose Statue, Calcutta, West Bengal

Raghubir Singh Indian

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Born into an aristocratic family in Jaipur, India, Singh lived and worked in Paris, London, and New York, but his lifelong subject as a photographer was the vibrant culture and landscape of modern India. With its emphasis on visual surprise and spontaneity, Singh's work belongs to the tradition of small-format street photography pioneered by such artists as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. Unlike many of his European counterparts, Singh worked exclusively in color, often composing his images with a graphic complexity akin to that of Mughal miniatures. This photograph, with its motley collection of urban details thrust into perfect balance by the camera, is typical of Singh's breathtaking visual dexterity.

Subhas Chandra Bose Statue, Calcutta, West Bengal, Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999), Chromogenic print

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