Saturday, March 7, 2020

Delhi-based Raghu Rai is celebrated by the Academy of Fine Arts, Paris!

Raghu Rai, world-renowned photographer and supporter over the decades of our UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture & Development, has received a prestigious award from the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. The Academy of Fine Arts Photography Award – William Klein was established in 2019, and Raghu was honored as the first recipient in November of that year. The award is in tribute to the entire career and commitment of the winner; this consecration award is endowed with 120,000 euros (approx.. US $133,000). The award ceremony was accompanied by an exhibition of Raghu’s work at the Palais de l’Institut de France from United Nations Day October 24, 2019 for one month. Below are several photographs of Raghu with the 2019 edition jury as well as videos of his work. Enjoy!


Image by Raghu Rai shown at the award ceremony

Raghu Rai center with the ceremony dignitaries 
Raghu Rai at left at the awards ceremony



Slide show of Raghu Rai's photography


Raghu acknowledging the award

Raghu addressing the audience