Photo Contest Showcases Emory Students' Work Around the World

Vibrant, introspective, and thought-provoking imagery from developing countries depicts masters students' fieldwork abroad.

By Kimber Williams
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My Vantage Point by Ruofei Chen

My Vantage Point, first place: Ruofei Chen 17G, who worked in Nicaragua with a Global Health Institute team focused on respiratory health.

With images that capture experiences from around the globe, the Masters of Development Practice (MDP) photo contest encourages Emory students to view their summer fieldwork in support of communities in developing countries through a uniquely personal lens.

And winners of this year’s contest do just that, with photographs that are vibrant, introspective and thought-provoking. The photos highlight field practicum work on issues such as public health, environmental conservation and women’s empowerment being conducted by Emory students in locations that range from Guatemala to Bangladesh, the Philippines to Sierra Leone.

Sponsored by the Laney Graduate School, the photo contest allows MDP students to share their experiences and demonstrate the breadth of their field practicums through photography, says Carla Roncoli, director of graduate studies for the MDP program, who coordinates the MDP Photo Contest Selection Committee.

Winners of the sixth annual MDP photo contest were announced during a recent reception.

Out of nearly 400 entries, awards were presented for first, second and third place in two categories: “My Vantage Point,” which depicts people, places and events that students encounter during their field work, and “Our Field Experience,” which demonstrates students engaged in their field experience. An “Audience Choice” winner was also chosen during the reception.

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My Vantage Point by Helena Worrall

My Vantage Point, second place (tie): Helena Worrall 16G, who worked in Bangladesh and India with CARE Pathways, a women's empowerment and livelihood security program.