Photo Voices Contest

Congratulations to our 2012 winners, and a big thank you to all participating photographers!

Seeing In, Seeing Out

People’s Choice Award
(received the most "likes" on facebook)

Seeing In, Seeing Out – Katie Criscuolo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dutch dislike curtains; they prefer the world to see in their homes, and vice versa. Although seeing families eating dinner on my walk home felt strange at first, there is something comforting about knowing that your neighbors have nothing to hide.



The following awards are based on the selections of a panel of judges (ASC students, faculty and staff):

Famine

1st Place Events 

Famine – James Diedrick
Dublin, Ireland

This is part of the sculptural group 'Famine' (1997) in Dublin, Ireland, dedicated to Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie created the sculptures, located on Custom House Quay in Dublin's Docklands, on the banks of the River Liffey. It is a stark reminder of Ireland's historical struggles.


Vienna Air King

2nd Place Events

Vienna Air King – Mengying Ren
Vienna, Austria 


A fleeting moment of the present and the past, the Bike Festival situated between Vienna’s Burgtheater and Rathaus (the town hall) captured the locals together with the visitors, and highlighted this city's unique vitality, hospitality and passion.

 

Warms You Up

1st Place Food

Warms You Up – Paige Sullivan
Moll’s Gap, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Unsurprisingly, Ireland is quite cold in January."Toh-mah-toh and bazzle" soup, to mimic the accent of Irish people, was my favorite meal, with a side of bread and tea, of course. Savory, warm, and comforting!

 


Trash Day

1st Place People

Trash Day – Rachel Branning
Cund, Romania  

Here, we take cars for granted. When I was in Romania, luxuries like trash trucks didn't exist. Watching the horse-drawn cart picking up the local trash was like stepping back in time.

 

 

Saturday on Cornmarket Street

2nd Place People

Saturday on Cornmarket Street – Osasha Fertal
Oxford, England

Street performers are a regular feature of Saturday afternoons on Cornmarket. Carving out space amid the continual onslaught of pedestrian traffic, they add to the bustle of the central Oxford street. This violinist was a particularly daring example!

 

 

Seeing In, Seeing Out

1st Place Places

Seeing In, Seeing Out – Katie Criscuolo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dutch dislike curtains; they prefer the world to see in their homes, and vice versa. Although seeing families eating dinner on my walk home felt strange at first, there is something comforting about knowing that your neighbors have nothing to hide.

 

The Stone Forest

2nd Place Places

The Stone Forest – Rosemary Cunningham
Kunming, China

The Stone Forest is an amazing set of limestone formations in southwest China. More than 270 million years ago, the area was covered by water but, over time, the water receded and revealed this amazing limestone landscape. 

 


A Mozambican Rainbow

3rd Place Places

A Mozambican Rainbow – Shilin Zhou
Maputo, Mozambique 

I was not sure whether the lady was selling or simply drying these dresses. Either way, it looked like a piece of art to me. Cozy and vibrant, they resemble Mozambicans and their unique culture.

 

Woman Butcher

1st Place Working Women

Woman Butcher – Rosemary Cunningham
Xi’an, China

In the Muslim Quarter in Xi'an, near the Great Mosque, we passed a butcher shop where a woman was watching over her meat. There were so many surprises: a Muslim quarter in a Chinese city, a woman butcher, and no refrigerator!

 

 

 

 

Medina Basket Seller

2nd Place Working Women

Medina Basket Seller – Audra George
Marrakech, Morocco

While I was taking a photo of the sign, this woman selling woven bags covered her face. I quickly put my camera away and apologized in broken French, but she just smiled. Marrakech was overwhelming but fun little interactions with locals reminded me of why I loved this city.