Modernism on the ganges situates raghubir singhs photographic work at the intersection of western modernism and traditional south asian modes of picturing the world. The retrospective modernism on the ganges raghubir singh photographs traces the full trajectory of the visionary photographers career through nearly 90 images from his early work in the late 1960s to his last unpublished projects of the late 1990s after starting his career as a photojournalist singh soon began to pursue an artistic . In raghubir singhs colorful indian street scenes we can see echoes of traditional mughal paintings and other photographers. Modernism on the ganges raghubir singh photographs features 85 of his photographs of india along with work by contemporaries and fellow street photographers including henri cartier bresson william gedney helen levitt and lee friedlander and examples of the indian miniature court paintings that also influenced his work. The met breuers new show titled modernism on the ganges raghubir singh photographs displays examples of the classical court pictures that inspired him as well as works by some of singhs
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