Holy Man, an article form LIFE Magazine 30 May 1949

Eliot Elisofon

Eliot Elisofon was the photographer who took the pictures for Life Magazine’s long article about Ramana Maharshi. He was was one of the most famous and accomplished Western photographers of his day, with notable achievements in other fields as well.

Life a general-interest magazine for the broad public, in its heyday was a very big deal, it existed in a world without television. Magazines were the main way that people saw things far from home; magazines shared with radio is really where television and the Internet stand today.

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