New Exhibit Features Winners of Study Abroad Photo Contest
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 3:24pm
Striking photos from all over the world are now on display in the Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibition, in UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery, in Ramsey Library.
The top ten selected photos are featured in large reproductions, with descriptions by the photographers that set the scene. A total of fifty photographs by UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff are part of this exhibit, which is free and open to the public through November 30.
Top selected photos include:
- Best in Show: “Desfile de las Rosas,” shot by senior Katherine Clark, capturing traditional costumes in Cayambe, Ecuador.
- Best Landscape: “Rainy Season,” shot by graduate student Elizabeth Becker in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
- Best Portrait: “A Day on the Job,” shot by junior Georgia Stahl aboard a small boat on Ecuador’s Tena River, in the Amazon rainforest.
- General Category Winner: “Armando’s Match Box,” shot in Matanzas, Cuba by Chris Bell, chair and professor of Economics.
The annual photo contest conducted by UNC Asheville’s International Studies and Study Abroad programs encourages student and faculty travelers to create a photographic record and share their overseas experiences upon their return to Asheville. Each year, approximately 150 UNC Asheville students study abroad as part of university programs.
A reception with the contest winners will be held from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Blowers Gallery in Ramsey Library. Admission to the exhibit and reception are free; the gallery is open to the public daily, with some evening viewing hours. Photos from the exhibit can also be viewed online at http://studyabroad.unca.edu/photo-contest/2011.
For more information, call 828.251.6436.