Samyukta Lakshmi is a documentary photographer based in Bangalore, India. She is a graduate of the Documentary and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, New York. Her work has been published in the The New York Times, The International New York Times, BBC, Business Insider USA, MIT Review Magazine, Grazia, Deccan Herald.  She has also worked for UNIS (United Nations International School), PROOF: Media for Social Justice, Intel, Blue Card, and Happy Camera Club. She has shot stills for a Bangalore based film, Station, a music video called 25 for Megha Girish which was aired on MTV.

Exhibitions-
People and Place, Flow Photo Fest, Scotland, 2017
Screening of Taxi, JAPF, Varanasi 2016
Unearthed: Stories of Courage in the Face of Sexual Violence in India/ The Rape in India Project, The India Habitat Center, New Delhi 2015
Screening of Taxi, Documentary Arts Asia Gallery, F/28 Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2015
Elective Affinities, The International Center of Photography, New York 2014
Magnum Mentorship show, Singapore International Photography Festival, The Art house, Singapore 2012
Healing begins in the Garden- Open Show, Bangalore 2011
Picturing Power and Potential, SFAC Gallery, San Francisco 2010
Group Show- The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paros Greece 2008
Expressions – Time and Space Art Gallery, Bangalore, India 2008

Awards/Scholarship
Winner, Flow Photofest Open Competition 2017
Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards 2014
Selected Participant for the Magnum Mentorship Program with Jacob Aue Sobol in collaboration with The Singapore International Photo Festival, Singapore 2012
John Van Buren Endowment Scholarship 2008

Education-
The International Center of Photography, New York 2014
One Year Documentary and Photojournalism Program
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine 2010
Photography Residency
The Aegean Center for The Fine Arts, Greece/ Italy 2008
Black and White Silver Photography, Digital Photography, Art of the Italian Renaissance, Classical Art and Literature, and Basic Drawing
M.P Birla Institute of Management, Bangalore, India 2004
MBA

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