Legacy of Photojournalism: The Deepak Puri Collection
HARDCOVER 164 PAGES 77 COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS FOREWORD BY TIM MCGIRK ESSAYS BY PICO IYER & NED DESMOND 8.25 × 10.5 IN (210 × 266 MM)
Deepak Puri, former photo-editor and general manager of the Time-Life South Asia Bureau, considered the heart and engine of Time Asia for decades, is unequivocally recalled as the wizard who made the impossible real — whether it was cajoling airline officials to issue tickets for pre-booked flights or arranging for unscheduled flights in conflict-ridden locations — ensuring that the world saw the work of many photographic geniuses.
Famed for both his miraculous abilities and warmth, Deepak Puri’s collection of photographs, one of the most important archives of 20th century journalism in the country, includes the work of some of the best practitioners of the documentary aesthetic and is a sign of both friendship and gratitude to a true legend who enabled their work and touched their lives.
This publication produced by Tasveer in collaboration with the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), commemorates the donation of this remarkable collection to the museum. Carrying two new original essays by Pico Iyer and Ned Desmond, and a foreword by Tim McGirk, it includes over 70 reproductions of works now part of the Deepak Puri Collection at the museum.