Santosh Korthiwada is a national and international award winning fine art photographer and educator with over 10 years of experience in visual storytelling. As a photographer he specializes in thought provoking imagery reflecting symmetry of emotion and intellect; for collections, corporate fine-art, and academia. Santosh's photographs are exhibited in national and international galleries. 

Santosh is currently attending the Academy of Art University, to receive a Master's degree in Fine Art and plans to graduate in Fall 2017. 


EDUCATION

 ·         M.F.A Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA – Fall 2017 

 ·         B.F.A Applied Arts, SVCFA, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India – July 2000 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 ·         The Eddie Adams Workshop – October 2016, New York, USA 

 ·         EMAHO Magazine – Visual Narrative Workshop with Justin Maxon – 2014, NewDelhi, India 


WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching:

·        Vice President - Academy, oneglint – August 2017 onwards, Hyderabad, India

·        Guest Lecture at GEETAM University – July 2017, Hyderabad, India

·        Guest Lecture in Portfolio Development – Fall 2016, AAU, San Francisco,USA

·        Juror - for B.F.A Submissions at Spring Show 2017, AAU, San Francisco, USA

·        Mentoring two amateur photographers from India – Ongoing since 2016

·        Conducted Workshops on Composition, Aesthetics and Post-processing inHyderabad, India


Photographic Projects:

·        Internship at One Twelve Publishing, Diffusion Magazine –  Fall 2017, San Francisco, USA

·        Pro Bono photography for Five Keys Schools & Programs – 2017, SanFrancisco, USA

·        Pro Bono photography for Stories Behind the Fog – 2016, San Francisco, USA

·        Dark Lights documentary project for Netra Vidyalaya –  2014, Vizag, India

·        Campus Life project for Loyola Educational Institute – Hyderabad, India


Non-Photography Work Experience:

·        Assistant Resident Director – Campus Living Villages at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA

·        Senior Manager – Creative Services & Learning Team at Convergys, Bangalore, India

·        Manager – Creative Services Team at Convergys, Bangalore, India

·        Visual Design Lead – Digital Think, Hyderabad and San Francisco, USA


EXHIBITIONS 

 ·         APA - SF: Something Personal Exhibition - SOMARTS, San Francisco – Dec' 2017

 ·         Collective#2: LoosenArt Group show, Alembic Gallery - Rome, Italy – Oct' 2017

  ·        IPF Portrait Prize Screenings - Odesa // Batumi Photo Days Festival in Batumi, Georgia, – Sep' 2017

 ·         IPF Exhibit - 'Teacher' - State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India – Sep' 2017 

 ·         Indian Photography Festival, Digital Exhibition - Hyderabad, India – Sep' 2017 

 ·         'Consciousness': Solo show, Goethe-Zentrum - Hyderabad, India – Aug' 2017 

 ·         Academy of Art University - Spring Show, San Francisco, USA – May 2017 

 ·         LoosenArt Gallery, Group Show - Cagliari, Italy – Feb/March 2017 

 ·         'Complicatus': Solo show - San Francisco, U.S – October 2016 

  ·        Academy of Art University - Spring Show, San Francisco, USA – May 2016 

  ·        India Literary Festival, New Delhi, India – Feb 2014  

  ·        India Literary Festival, Agra, India – Dec 2013 

  ·        Reflections 2011, 2012 & 2013(Group Shows) at the State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India 


AWARDS

·        APA SF – Something Personal 2017 - 2nd Place – December 2017

·        Indian Photography Festival - Portrait Prize – Finalist – September 2017

·        Travel Photographers Society (TPS), Malaysia – Top 45 – March 2017

·        Photographers Forum, Best of College – Honorable Mention – February 2017

·        International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention – October 2016

·        Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) – 3rd Place – June 2016

·        Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) – Honorable Mention – June 2016

·        Semifinalist - Adobe Design Awards - ADAA 2016

·        Best of Show – Photography 2ndPlace – Spring Show 2016, AAU

·        Winner – ‘Spontaneous Moments’ Category – PDN Travel, 2016

·        Second Place Winner - Explore creativity Contest, Landscape – B&H and Canon 2015


INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

·        Cosmic Orgasm Magazine, Germany – Hurt Series – Summer 2018

·        'Beauty of Black and White', Feature Article – The Hans India – Aug 2017

·        'Beauty of Black and White', Article – UC News – Aug 2017

·        'Beyond the Image', Feature Article – The Asian Age – Aug 2017

·        'Beyond the Image', Feature Article – Deccan Chronicle Newspaper – Aug 2017

·        AAU Lens Blog – Article titled ‘Power of Meaningful Image’ – Feb 2017

·        Spotlight Feature and Artist Interview - The Image Deconstructed

·        Spotlight Feature on International Student Photographers, AAU News – October 2016

·        Interview in LoosenArt Magazine – September 2016

·        #56 - 100 Overwhelming Black And White Portraits for Inspiration - Cool Digital Photography, April 2015 

·        Student Showcase – ‘Communication Arts’ Magazine, March 2015 

·        Article – Best of Show by ‘Online Photographer’, 2015 

·        Featured Collection and Artist Interview – Glossom, 2015 

·        Top 50 Travel Portraits Collection – 121 Clicks, 2014 

·        Art Photo Feature: Street Photography at its Best, 2014 

·        Single photo, Street Photography in India: Showcase 2013 

·        Article: Looking at Photography – URSINUS College, 2013 

·        Book cover for “Recess”- Penguin Publications, 2010

·        Beautiful black and white photography - World Masterpieces - 2009

·        Smashing Magazine - Beautiful Black and White Photography, 2008


SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS

·        Traditional Darkroom Processing & Printing

·        Alternative Processes – Cyanotype, Vandyke Brown, Gum Dichromate and WaxTransfer

·        Advanced Black & White Processing & Printing - Digital

·        Quadtone Rip Printing – EPSON Digital

·        Piezography Printing (7 Shades of Black) – EPSON Digital


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

·        ASMP - American Society of Media Photographers

·        APA - Advertising Photographers of America

·        SFC - San Francisco Camera Work


LANGUAGES SPOKEN

·        English

·        Hindi

·        Telugu

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