Adhihetty graduated with a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2014. In 2015 he was awarded the Prix Photoforum PasquArt, later that year he gained a sponsorship from the Hans und Beatrice Maurer-Billeter Stiftung, presented by JKON in Olten. In 2017, the Swiss Photo Award stripped the Lausanne-born artist of his 1st place in the reportage category on grounds of image manipulation, catapulting him into the national consciousness. He recovered well from the scandal and won 1st place in the free category of the Swiss Photo Award 2018. Since 2016, Adhihetty works as a freelance photographer and as a lecturer at the Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen. Besides his long-term, independent projects he mainly earns a living through editorial commissions. 


– 2018, Swiss Photo Award, Zürich, Switzerland
– 2017, Kulturförderpreis Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
– 2017, Swiss Photo Award (disqualified retroactively), Zürich, Switzerland
– 2015, Förderpreis der Hans-und-Beatrice-Maurer-Billeter-Stiftung, JKON, Olten, Switzerland
– 2014, Prix Photoforum PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland


– 2018, vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis, Wanderausstellung, Zürich, Lausanne, Stuttgart, Switzerland, Germany
– 2017, Jahresausstellung, Kunstmuseum Olten, Olten, Switzerland 2017, Einzelausstellung/Buchvernissage ‘Nacktwanderer’, The Trace Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
– 2017, ENCOUNTERS Gruppenausstellung, Fabian-Claude-Walter Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
– 2014, Near by night Gruppenausstellung, Vevey Images, Vevey, Switzerland


Adhihetty, Roshan, Nacktwanderer, Zürich, Sturm&Drang, 2017