Sameer Raichur (b.1986), is an independent photographer based out of Bangalore, India. He graduated with distinction from the Hallmark Institute of Photography; Turners Falls, MA in 2012 - necessary course correction after a brief stint practising as a corporate lawyer. Sameer has an affinity for documenting socio-cultural practices in urban and rural India . He is particularly drawn to traditions that are becoming anachronistic with the pervasive spread of globalism. Memory and nostalgia are frequent themes in his work, his interests broadly include design, artisanship and everything to do with cinema. He is especially interested in portraiture and relies on editorial commissions to further his practice. His clients include Caravan Magazine,FT Weekend Magazine,Geo Magazin,GQ India, The Indian Quarterly, Libération,Lonely Planet, Mint Lounge, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Time Magazine. Sameer speaks three South-Asian languages - Kannada, Tamil and Hindi. He is a member of Diversify Photo and is available for commissions across India.