Santosh Korthiwada is Edmonton, Canada based award-winning photographer, writer, and educator. For close to two decades, he is focusing on visual storytelling through fine art and documentary genres. Santosh graduated from Academy of Art University in M.F.A Photography, and several galleries and exhibitions featured his work across Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America. 


EDUCATION

 ·         M.F.A Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA – Dec '17 

 ·         B.F.A Applied Arts, SVCFA, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India – Jul '00 


WORK EXPERIENCE

·        Volunteer Photographer & Educator - Action for Healthy Communities –  August '18, Edmonton, Canada

·        Volunteer Photographer - Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation –  August '18, Edmonton, Canada

·        Vice President - Education & Creative Strategy, oneglint Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd. –  Apr  to August '18, Hyderabad, India

·        Co-Presenter - Workshop on ‘De-Constructing Perceptions - Visualization for Better Leadership’ for Krishnapatnam Port –  Apr '18, Andhra Pradesh, India

·        Internship at One Twelve Publishing, Diffusion Magazine –  Fall '17, San Francisco, USA

·        Portraiture for Five Keys Schools & Programs – 2017, San Francisco, USA

·        Guest Lecture at GEETAM University – Jul '17, Hyderabad, India

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

·        Guest Lecture in Portfolio Development – Fall '16, AAU, San Francisco,USA

·        Portraiture for Stories Behind the Fog – 2016, San Francisco, USA

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


Non-Photography Work Experience:

·        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


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 ·         Editing Workshop with Joan Liftin – Phoenix, USA - Feb '18

 ·         INFOCUS Portfolio Review – Phoenix, USA - Feb '18

 ·         Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX – New York, USA - Oct '16

 ·         Visual Narrative Workshop with Justin Maxon – New Delhi, India – Feb '14


EXHIBITIONS

 ·         Petroleum Plaza Group Exhibit - Edmonton, Canada – Jul' 19 

 ·         Indian Photography Festival, Digital Exhibition - Hyderabad, India – Sep' 19

  ·        IPF Portrait Prize Screenings & Head On Photo Festival - Paddington Town Hall, Australia, – May' 18

 ·         Light Sensitive - Juried Group Show - Phoenix, USA – Mar' 18

 ·         APA - SF: Something Personal Exhibition - SOMARTS, San Francisco – Dec' 17

 ·         Collective#2: LoosenArt Group show, Alembic Gallery - Rome, Italy – Oct' 17

  ·        IPF Portrait Prize Screenings - Odesa // Batumi Photo Days Festival in Batumi, Georgia, – Sep' 17

 ·         IPF Exhibit - 'Teacher' - State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India – Sep' 17 

 ·         Indian Photography Festival, Digital Exhibition - Hyderabad, India – Sep' 17 

 ·         'Consciousness': Solo show, Goethe-Zentrum - Hyderabad, India – Aug' 17 

 ·         Academy of Art University - Spring Show, San Francisco, USA – May '17 

 ·         LoosenArt Gallery, Group Show - Cagliari, Italy – Feb/Mar '17 

 ·         'Complicatus': Solo show - San Francisco, U.S – Oct '16 

  ·        Academy of Art University - Spring Show, San Francisco, USA – May '16 

  ·        India Literary Festival, New Delhi, India – Feb '14  

  ·        India Literary Festival, Agra, India – Dec '13 

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


AWARDS

·        Photographers Forum Magazine – Best of Photography 2017 - Honorable Mention – Dec '17

·        APA SF – Something Personal 2017 - 2nd Place – Dec '17

·        Indian Photography Festival - Portrait Prize – Finalist – Sep '17

·        Travel Photographers Society (TPS), Malaysia – Top 45 – Mar '17

·        Photographers Forum, Best of College – Honorable Mention – Feb '17

·        International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention – Oct '16

·        Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) – 3rd Place – Jun '16

·        Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) – Honorable Mention – Jun '16

·        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

·        Featured Profile - Art Frankly Instagram - Apr '18

·        Featured Artist & Interview - Udatommo Photography - Apr '18

·        Featured Artist & Interview - 121Clicks - Jan '18

·        Cosmic Orgasm Magazine, Germany – Hurt Series – Mar '18

·        'Beauty of Black and White', Feature Article – The Hans India – Aug '17

·        'Beauty of Black and White', Article – UC News – Aug '17

·        'Beyond the Image', Feature Article – The Asian Age – Aug '17

·        'Beyond the Image', Feature Article – Deccan Chronicle Newspaper – Aug '17

·        AAU Lens Blog – Article titled ‘Power of Meaningful Image’ – Feb '17

·        Spotlight Feature and Artist Interview - The Image Deconstructed - Sep '16

·        Spotlight Feature on International Student Photographers, AAU News – Oct '16

·        Interview in LoosenArt Magazine – Sep '16

·        #56 - 100 Overwhelming Black And White Portraits for Inspiration - Cool Digital Photography, Apr '15 

·        Student Showcase – ‘Communication Arts’ Magazine, Mar '15 

·        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


LANGUAGES SPOKEN

·        English

·        Hindi

·        Telugu