Remembering India's First Photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla

The World

Homai Vyarawalla (Photo: The Alkazi Collection of Photography)

Manya Gupta

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