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NYIP Student Successes

Many NYIP members have won prestigious awards in contests and photo fairs or have had their work exhibited in galleries. Other NYIP members are building careers shooting weddings, press events, corporate and commercial assignments, or have received professional recognition and publication of their photos. Here are some recent NYIP success stories:

Barry W. Szymanski, Wisconsin

Congratulations to NYIP Graduate Barry Szymanski on the publication of his photo book "A Congregationalist’s Journey: Photographs of Sacred and Secular England" Barry, who is a lawyer and an ordained minister, photographed contemporary and ancient sites in England for his book. Learn more about it on his website -


Michael R. Cox, North Carolina

After  Michael graduated from the NYIP Complete Course in Professional Photography, he was offered a job in teaching 11th grade students photography at a local private school in Charlotte, NC. Michael says he "really enjoys seeing the students improve their skills and experiences in photography. I have planned to take my class to our newspaper company so they can see how photojournalism works and how photos are processed for printing."


Kraig Hooke, Arizona

Congratulations also goes to Kraig Hooke who had photos chosen twice as Photo of the Day on the website Capture My Arizona.


Camelia Saltos, New Jersey

Camelia's ethereal photograph "Water Reflection" was presented at the SOHO Gallery for Digital Art in NYC from March 19 to March 22 as part of the " 1197 PEOPLE'S CHOICE TOP 50" Contest for Mobile Photography Awards!


Joe Motohashi, Japan

Kudos to Joe Motohashi whose photograph of a horse was published in the February 2013 issue of Ladies Home Journal and also appeared on their website. You can see more of Joe's work here.


Rafique Washake, New York

Rafique has been very busy with his photography career. He's a photographer for a company called Endocrine Technology. The New York Daily News featured his images of a car accident on the newspaper's website - photographs he took after using his NYIP PhotoWorld Press Pass.  one of Rafique's photographs was used in a calendar for a company in Bangladesh. And, since Rafique's often asked to take photographs for birthdays, anniversaries, sweet sixteen, seasonal and housewarming parties, he's planning on opening his own photo business later this year. Way to go Rafique!


Janice Mezzacappa, New Jersey

Janice Mezzacappa recently won Second Place in the Elements of Design contest run by BetterPhoto. Janice's winning photo, Building Staircase, was one of over 10,000 images selected for the contest. Janice, who graduated from our Complete Course in Professional Photography says "My goals and dreams are coming true and I wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for all your hard work and mine too! I couldn't have done it without the wonderful resources and program I finished from NYIP!!!"


Stefan Neagu, Romania

Congratulations to Stefan Neagu who just had his first solo exhibition featuring his interpretation of various art sites in the town of Onesti, Romania.  Stefan used multiple exposures,collage and zoom-out techniques in his photographs of sculptures, monuments and mosaics made between 1960-1970, and which have been forgotten and left into oblivion. Stefan says his project was a success and soon all those sites will be reconditioned. Check out this exhibit online and on Stefan's blog.


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