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2013 Winners

Best of Show

Juror's Choice

Fraser Stables, Art

Madagascar

The Ombiasa, a traditional healer in the southern Tandroy region of Madagascar, sits in the chair reserved only for him, waiting for the spirit to enter and take possession of him. His audience, most of which are his family, wait for the spirit in silence, hoping that it will bring with it the answer, the cure. I too sit and wait, inhaling the smoke from a burning lump of tree bark and hoping that I can capture both in photo and in journal whatever will happen next.

Photo by Haleemah Jackson '14

Juror's Choice

Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

India

Just after sunrise on the Ganges River in Varanasi, India the city began to awaken. Having just disembarked a boat myself it was surreal to look back to the Ganges and see boat after boat quietly emerge from the fog of the river.

Photo by Jessica Sarno '14

Cultural Encounters

Juror's Choice

Fraser Stables, Art

Madagascar

The Ombiasa, a traditional healer in the southern Tandroy region of Madagascar, sits in the chair reserved only for him, waiting for the spirit to enter and take possession of him. His audience, most of which are his family, wait for the spirit in silence, hoping that it will bring with it the answer, the cure. I too sit and wait inhaling the smoke from a burning lump of tree bark and hoping that I can capture both in photo and in journal whatever will happen next.

Photo by Haleemah Jackson '14

Juror's Choice

Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

Germany

This photo was taking standing at the remaining part of the Berlin Wall. To the left is East Berlin and to the right is West Berlin. A city heavy with history, Berlin has overcome it's past but still shows signs of division that permeate its culture.

Photo by Sophie Schor '14

Juror's Choice

Elliot Fratkin, Gwendolen Carter Professor, Anthropology

Cuba

Old vintage American cars pass the busy and loud streets of Havana. Cuban taxis fill up their seats as Buena Vista Social Club "Chan Chan" is playing on the old school radio blasting out of the car's windows.

Photo by Lena Sernoff '14

Natural Ecology

Juror's Choice

Fraser Stables, Art

Scotland

This photo was taken at the edge of St. Andrews Cathedral, where a coastal heron sits on the ruins of the bathing pool of the castle. The photo shows the characteristic deep blue of the sunny St. Andrews shoreline, one of Scotland's few sunny locations, and nature's partnership with St. Andrews' history.

Photo by Jessica Lawrence '14

Juror's Choice

Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

Scotland

I was hiking near the ocean when these two came hopping along right beside me. It was oddly peaceful to see them walk by without even noticing me.

Photo by Kaleigh Ross '14

Juror's Choice

Elliot Fratkin, Gwendolen Carter Professor, Anthropology

Denmark

On a beautiful afternoon in Copenhagen, I was exploring Kastellet, one of the most well preserved star forts in northern Europe. I came across this swan snacking on the leaves of a tree.

Adrienne Szamotula '14

Culturescapes

Jurors' Choice

Fraser Stables, Art and Elliot Fratkin, Gwendolen Carter Professor, Anthropology

India

Just after sunrise on the Ganges River in Varanasi, India the city began to awaken. Having just disembarked a boat myself it was surreal to look back to the Ganges and see boat after boat quietly emerge from the fog of the river.

Photo by Jessica Sarno '14

Juror's Choice

Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

Germany

This photo was taken in the Speicherstadt, or historic warehouse district, in Hamburg during the dead of winter, when the area is essentially deserted except for the occasional boat breaking through the ice, whose track you can see in the photo. The contrast between the textures of the ice and the brick buildings caught my eye and the smoke rising into the almost perpetually overcast winter sky added to the feeling of bleakness.

Photo by Nora Nadire '14

Daily Life

Juror's Choice

Fraser Stables, Art

Turkey

Taken in Istanbul Turkey, this picture depicts a store owner sitting at his lamp shop with his companions as he waits for customers to approach his steps. This mundane moment of everyday life contrasts with the later riots and protests at Taksim Gezi Park only 2 months later, which sparked world-wide outrage and reaction.

Photo by Emma Kimata '14

Juror's Choice

Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

France

This photo was taken at the weekly Sunday market in Paris. The weekend marchés were an integral part of food culture, daily life and the French art de vivre (art of living).

Photo by Sophie Schor '14

Learning Moments

Jurors' Choice

Fraser Stables, Art and Janie Vanpée, Comparative Literature and French Studies

Serbia

This photo was taken on Knez Mihailova Street in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the main pedestrian drag, one of the oldest landmarks of the city. As I took this one, I imagined captioning it, "Serbians Looking At Their Own Landscapes As If For The First Time."

Lucinda Klarich-Kahn '15

Juror's Choice

Elliot Fratkin, Gwendolen Carter Professor, Anthropology

Guatemala

The three dogs in the pictures lived in one of the houses that I would walk past everyday heading to school. They always seemed very timid, not wanting to leave the comfort of their home. The cat seemed to give the dogs confidence resulting in the dogs looking curiously out into the street at passers by.

Photo by Maria Christina De Valle '16

Viewers' Choice

First Place

Cuba

Old vintage American cars pass the busy and loud streets of Havana. Cuban taxis fill up their seats as Buena Vista Social Club "Chan Chan" is playing on the old school radio blasting out of the car's windows.

Photo by Lena Sernoff '14

Second Place

India

This is a photo of the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India minutes before a torrential downpour.

Photo by Winter Schwaid-Lindner '14

Third Place

Peru

This photo is an upwards looking photograph of a huge tree growing outside of Tarapoto, Perú. It represents the indigenous people's reverence for the natural world and their spiritual ideologies. The Kichwa Lamista people practice rituals of respect and reciprocity, and kindly opened their world to us so that we could learn.

Photo by Haisley Wert '16