Photojournalist Raghu Rai has been photographingthe Dalai Lama since 1975. His lush black-and-white work, now collected in His Holiness: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Mandala Publishing, 2018), invites us into the spiritual leader’s unique life—from his massive public engagements to his intimate private moments.
“This willingness to understand and joyfully fulfill your needs, just as a close friend might, is what was so wonderful about him. He is a man who can be trusted.”
Raghu Rai has been a photojournalist in India for numerous publications since the mind-1960s. In 1977, he was chosen by the French photography giant Henri Cartier-Bresson to join the renowned collective Magnum Photos.