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HYDERABAD: Indian Photography Festival (IPF) Photographer of the Year Awards, held annually in September in Hyderabad by participants from over 85 countries around the world, had two photographers bagging the city’s accolades. CE meets Vamshidhar Reddy, who received an award for Wedding Photography and Rama Veeresh Babu, who received the Landscape Photography Award.

Most wedding photographers are waiting to capture moments of joy during a wedding. City-based photographer Vamshidhar Reddy nonetheless takes on the gossip that reigns supreme in what has become a highly competitive industry. He captured a picture of a crying father which earned him 3rd prize at IPF 2022.

“For me, weddings are everything in photography; I started as a wedding photographer in 2018 and have worked for several big brands in Hyderabad. Later I founded my brand in August 2022. I love the part about meeting new people and creating everlasting emotions through my images,” says Vamshidhar Reddy.

“The photo was taken for one of my first clients when I started my own wedding company, it was the first wedding in the company and the client’s mother recently passed away and they were very emotional. I could see how difficult it was for her father to let his little girl go to another family.

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Vamshidhar Reddy

I could see him tearing many times during the marriage and at the time of departure at the end of the marriage (Apaginthalu), as it is called. She grabbed his kurta which caused him to burst into tears,” the photographer captioned his award-winning photo.

Rama Veeresh Babu, who bagged 3rd prize in landscape photography, attended the IPF for the first time in 2015; but didn’t bag the prize; Later, in 2022, as he says, “I was nominated and shortlisted for the landscape award and bagged it. I took a photo reflecting yellow leaves of the fall season at Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA.”

The exhibition of competing and award-winning photographs began two weeks ago and will run until September 29 at the State Gallery of Art in Madhapur.

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