Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Bombay, an exhibition of street photography by Raghubir Singh, pulsates with dramatic compositions and Singh’s characteristically controlled use of color. The exhibition focuses on one of the artist’s most significant bodies of work which, made in the early 1990s, led to his book Bombay: Gateway of India.
Although he lived and spent time in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York throughout his career, Raghubir Singh dedicated his career to photographing his native India. Singh worked at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian perspectives. He was influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Gedney, and Lee Friedlander. He pioneered color photography at a time when it was unpopular in the West, using it to great advantage to show the vibrant intensity of the country’s culture, traditions, and religion. Today Singh’s portrait of India during pivotal decades of social and political change is considered unique and unmatched.