Avinash Pasricha was born to a photographer father and quite literally grew up in a photo studio. He was Photo Editor of SPAN magazine for 37 years (1960–1997) during which period he produced his most celebrated body of work including four visits to the US to cover the official visits of Indian Prime Ministers. He now photographs mainly classical Indian performing arts. Over the last 50 years, he has photographed, with deep sensitivity and diligence, some of India’s legends in the world of dance and music. His collection of rare and enduring images of India’s greatest performing artistes is among the largest personal collections.