Raghubir Singh: Modernism on the Ganges

Raghubir Singh: Modernism on the Ganges
Library Shelf Location 18.SING
Publication Date 2017

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. His vivid, intensely hued photographs capture rural and urban India and iconic depictions of Indian culture though a truly cosmopolitan approach that succeeded in blending East and West. This richly illustrated volume studies in depth the full breadth of Singh's work, situating it at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. The book showcases 90 of his photographs, including some previously unpublished images, in counterpoint both with the work of his contemporaries and with images of traditional South Asian artworks that inspired his practice.

ISBN 9781588396358
Quantity 1
Pages 176 p; 28.7 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
Author Mia Fineman
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Related Artist Raghubir Singh
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography
Keywords Documentary photography, photography
Related Country/Global Region India
Related Gallery Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Artist's Nationality Indian
Language English

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