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Remembering India's First Photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla


Homai Vyarawalla (Photo: The Alkazi Collection of Photography)


Manya Gupta

Indian photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla passed away January 15, 2012. She was 98.

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During her remarkable career as press photographer, she chronicled India's march toward independence.

Along the way she photographed many world figures: Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama and Lord Mountbatten to name a few, as well as American presidents and First ladies.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to biographer and filmmaker Sabeena Gadihoke about this pioneering photojournalist.