NYFA Photography Alumnus Wins Annual Rangefinder Contest

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For aspiring photographers, few moments are as exciting as finding the right venue for their work. In the case of NYFA alumni Rutvik Katuri, finding the right home for his work has happened more than once.
Katuri’s series”Holi Colors,” which had previously been published on the cover and as an editorial spread in the prestigious “Imirage” magazine while Katuri was still a student at the New York Film Academy, has just gone on to further success and found a home as the first place winner of the Rangefinder Photography Annual Contest.
Katuri explained his creative process behind “holi Colors” on his blog, explaining that the shoot was inspired by the sacred festival of Holi: “Holi is an Indian festival mainly known as the ‘festival of colors.’ We came up with a concept to show the dominant colors of Holi and to also show its beauty and vibrance.”
Rangefinder” (Rf) an award-winning magazine, with a global audience of 111,000, and a digital imprint. In all iterations, “Rangefinder” focuses on weddings and portraits, but their prestigious annual contest offers a chance for coveted exposure and cash prizes for aspiring photographers, providing a unique platform to expand their audience and forge new connections within the photography industry. Contest winners also receive the boon of having their work published in both the digital and print versions of “Rangefinder.”
In addition to cash prizes, Katuri’s winning photos will be featured in the September issue of “Rangefinder,” in ’The Senior Issue’ on page 66-67, as well as being showcased at WPPI conference & Expo as well as in the online gallery. The digital version of the magazine can be seen here.
Katuri’s same series will be featured in gallery exhibition at WPPI Conference & Expo 2018 that takes place in Las Vegas in the month of Febuary, as well as appearing as an official selection of Photoville 2017.
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