Raghu Rai has been a Magnum photographer since 1977, nominated to the world's most prestigious photographers' cooperative by the legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. His work has graced the pages of international publications such as Time, The New York Times, Sunday Times, National Geographic, GEO, The New Yorker, and others. Over the last thirty years, his photography has been exhibited in major cities worldwide, earning him numerous awards. Twenty-five of his photographs are housed in the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Notably, he was the first photographer to be honored with the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards. Raghu Rai has also served as a jury member for the World Press Photo Contest on three occasions. Throughout his career, he has published more than thirty books featuring his photography, including the book in question.