Legendary progressive photographer Sunil Janah, who documented the Bengal famine of the 1940s with his black-and-white camera and shot to instant fame, died recently in the US.
Janah’s photographs of the famine published in the party journal People’s War brought him instant fame because of the horror that he captured on his camera. In fact, he went on to become one of the most famous photographer of India and was sought out by Life magazine’s Margaret Bourke White. He also documented the various tribes of India with iconic anthropologist Verrier Elvin. Smart Photography pays its humble tribute to this renowned artiste. May his soul rest in peace.