©Samyukta Lakshmi

I'm Sameer Raichur (b.1986), independent photographer based out of Bangalore, India. I graduated with distinction from the Hallmark Institute of Photography; Turners Falls, MA in 2012 - necessary course correction after a brief stint in a corporate law firm.

I have an affinity for shooting the anachronisms that populate the inhabited urban and rural landscapes. Memory, nostalgia, socio cultural practices and the transience of space are frequent themes in my work.

My editorial and personal work has been notably published in Time Magazine, Geo Magazin, Libération, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, The Caravan Magazine, Mint Lounge, Lonely Planet and GQ.

Awards and Recognition

  • Toto Funds the Arts, Tasveer Emerging photographer of the year, 2015.


  • Forum Art Gallery residency in association with Chennai Photo Biennale, 2019 awardee.

Solo Exhibition

  • Forum art gallery, Chennai; Feb 22 - Mar 24. Collateral exhibition of the Chennai photo biennale, 2019.

Group Exhibitions

  • An Lanntair Arts Centre - Stornoway, Scotland; 7th Aug – 29th September, 2017. Fòcas India, 2017-2018 Document shortlist Exhibition.

  • Max Mueller Bhavan / Goethe Institut, Bangalore. November 6-18, 2015.

  • Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. Focus Photography Festival, 2015 - ‘Call for Entries’ exhibit