Raghu Rai, an Indian photographer and photojournalist was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson. He appointed to Magnum Photos in 1977. Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos. Rai became a photographer in 1965. A year later he joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhi publication . Here onwards he became a freelance photographer. Rai was the director of photography for India Today from 1982 until 1992. He was also a jury member for for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997. He is has authored two books Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.
He may be the silent invisible of his photographs but he always is a part of the story. The deep bond and connection of the photographer and the subject is evidently seen in his work. He almost speaks through the image and communicates the story. He is one of India’s most prolific and respected photographers.