Sami Siva’s work focuses on human suffering in post conflict situations and social issues rooted in political setback. He was born in 1976 in a South Indian village into a family of schoolteachers. Although resolutely middle class by Indian standards, he was confronted at an early age with the poverty and chaos of his rural environment. Sami Siva graduated as an engineer in 1998, and immigrated to Canada in 2000 to work in the software industry. During his early years in Canada he pursued photography in his spare time, and eventually became a full-time photographer in 2005. It is somewhat as an outsider that he returned to the subcontinent after ten years of exile, determined to capture the multiple identities within India by chronicling both its hidden conflicts and its cultural and ethnic diversity. He has covered the conflict in Kashmir, tribal insurgencies in the North East and the Maoist insurgency in Chattisgarh. Another core theme to his body of work is that of his personal journey, across cultures and continents, as well as within himself, which leads him to call the open road his home. His work has been published in Time, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, Report on Business , The Guardian, The National, The Caravan among other publications as well as international NGOs. He is currently based in New Delhi.