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About the Book :
Ray is a fascinating book where the legend comes alive like never before through the lens of one of India’s foremost recorders of visual memory. Aloke Mitra, a photographer with an exceptional sense of perception, reaches beyond the vision of ordinary eyes and secures wonderful images of Ray that range from the candid to the contemplative and from the private to the accessible spheres of his life and times. Photographs arrest Ray in conversation with eminent personalities, in his inimitable style of handling the camera, focusing on his subjects, directing his musicians and shooting various remarkable talents of the film industry. Aloke Mitra’s composition, use of light, colour, point of view and creative vision all contribute in create stunning photographs of the illustrious personality, succeeding in recording priceless glimpses of the life of a man who is truly a ‘man for all ages’.
About the Author :
Aloke Mitra, the distinguished photo-journalist started his odyssey as a freelancer in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Stern, Die Zeit and Agence France Presse. He then joined one of the largest dailies of India, The Telegraph, Calcutta, and became its Chief Photographer. In 1978 he was the first Asian who was honoured with Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society for ‘Visual Journalism’, followed by a Fellowship. Aloke Mitra’s photographs in the book titled Bonedi Kolkatar Gharbari (The Historic Houses of Kolkata) has been appreciated widely by the public as well as bythe critics.