Clare Arni

Clare Arni, was born in Scotland in 1962 and received her BA in History at University of Stirling, Scotland in 1984. Her career in photography began by focusing on fashion photography but she now works as an architectural and travel photographer.
Arni’s work encompasses architecture, travel, social documentary and cultural heritage. In her solo photographic books, she has documented the history of the architecture of Benares, the palaces of the Deccan, the recent excavations of Hampi, the capital of the Vijaynagar Empire and a four month journey along the course of the river Kaveri. She has been published by leading British book publishers Phaidon, Thames and Hudson, and Dorling Kindersley. She has also contributed work to such magazines as Abitare (Italy) Tatler, Conde Nast (UK) Wallpaper, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Design magazine, as well as many Indian magazines.
Her recent exhibitions documented the lives of marginalised communities in some of the most remote regions of India and the disappearing trades of urban India. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria; Grosvenor Vadehra, London; Bose Pacia, New York; Berkeley Art Museum, California. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Saatchi Gallery, London, and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Arni lives and works in Bangalore, India.