©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.

My editorial and personal work has been notably published in Time Magazine, Geo Magazin, Libération, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, The Caravan Magazine 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