Gurmeet Rai and Raghu Rai
Gurmeet S. Rai is a conservation architect based in New Delhi, India who established CRCI, a conservation consultancy whose works include conservation and for the Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar and the Grand Trunk Road in Punjab and conservation plans for historic buildings in the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Her vast experience in conservation and heritage management has been recognized by the World Monuments Fund in New York Raghu Rai is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977. Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhi publication. In 1976, he left the paper and became a freelance photographer. From 1982 until 1992, Rai was the director of photography for India Today. He has served on the jury for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997. He is known for his books, Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.
A virtual book launch event of the exciting new book ' Amritsar: A City in Remembrance' - a love letter to Punjab's spiritual and cultural capital, a city that captivates and confounds. Joining us are books authors; Architectural historian and friend of the Bookclub Gurmeet Rai and arguably India's finest and most well-respected photographer Raghu Rai. Join us as they take us on a guided tour of Amritsar, historic and modern, through the lenses of photography and historical research.