S Paul (88), veteran photographer, passes away
S Paul (88), the veteran photographer, has passed away in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. He was a self-taught photographer who discovered his passion for the art as a teenager. He joined The Indian Express in the 1960s and retired from the newspaper in 1989.
Paul received recognition and fame as a professional photographer when his pictures were selected for publication in three renowned British publications — Amateur Photographer, Miniature Camera and Miniature Camera World. B&W Magazine of US had described him as ‘The Henry Cartier-Bresson of India’. Apart from other recognitions, Paul was the first Indian to be profiled by The British Journal of Photography in 1967.
He was the first Indian to win the Nikon International Photo Contest in 1971. Paul was born on 19 August, 1929 in Jhang, Pakistan. He moved to India after Partition and his family shifted to Shimla. His younger brother, Raghu Rai, is also a renowned photographer