©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 published in Time Magazine, Geo Magazin, Libération, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, GQ India, Forbes India and Silkwinds magazine among some others. 

Awards and Recognition

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

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

  • Award of achievement for professional portfolio excellence, Hallmark Institute of Photography class of 2012.

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

  • 1 Shanti Road, Bangalore. Roti Kapda aur Makaan’ - The Essentials of living July, 2013.

  • Vismaya art gallery at the Rangoli metro art centre. ‘Portraits of a City’ June 9 - 23, 2015.