Clare Arni was born in the United Kingdom but has spent most of her life living in Bengaluru or traveling and photographing places as far as Peru, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.
She works as an architectural and travel photographer, and has been published by Thames and Hudson, Phaidon, Dorling Kindersley and Blue Guides. Her architectural work includes contributions to books chronicling the works of Charles Correa, B.V. Doshi and Geoffrey Bawa as well as work for reputed architects and builders.
Her work has been published in magazines such as Tatler, UK, Abitar, Italy, The Harvard Design Magazine as well as in Indian magazines like Outlook Traveler, Namaste, Housecalls, Better Interiors and Inside Outside. She has been the sole photographer for books on Hampi, Benaras and the Kaveri River for Marg publications.
Arni has completed a detailed black-and-white photo documentary on the works of a German aid agency in some of the most remote regions of India. She had her first major solo exhibition of photographs Disappearing Professions in Urban India at Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru in November 2007.
She lives and works in Bangalore, India.