Through the Lens
Few people can resist snapping hundreds of photos while traveling abroad. Neither can UNC Asheville students who participate in learning experiences outside the United States. To showcase these experiences, UNC Asheville’s Study Abroad/Study Away Program hosts an annual International Photo Contest each fall. Entries come from photos taken during university programs, independent studies at foreign universities, foreign internships, work experiences, international service-learning projects and research projects.
“We want to encourage serious photography among our UNC Asheville travelers, help them see their new surroundings more deeply and create a photographic record of their experiences,” said Bonnie Parker, UNC Asheville Study Abroad/Study Away Program director.
We want to encourage serious photography among our UNC Asheville travelers, help them see their new surroundings more deeply and create a photographic record of their experiences
In case you missed the 2010 show, which was on view in Ramsey Library’s Special Collections from November 2-December 12, the winning entries are featured in the above slide show. The winners include first through third places in the portrait, landscape and general categories. The best-in-show winner was Allison Schad for her image “Parallel Parking. The photo was taken in Amsterdam. “It highlights Dutch order found so commonly throughout Amsterdam,” said Schad, a senior sociology major from Sevierville, Tenn.
The other winners feature images from Malawi to Mexico, highlighting the range of study abroad opportunities available to UNC Asheville students.