Alexander and Chen Take Top Prizes in Photo Contest

Written by Laura Paskin
April 14, 2016

Senior Jake Alexander, an Interdisciplinary Arts - Photography major, took first place in the 8th annual Imagining the World photo competition in the Study Abroad category. His black and white photo, "Kids in Er Rachidia," was taken in Morocco.

The first place in the International Student category was Bowen Chen for "Lonesome Boat," taken on the Oregon coast. Chen, a graduate student in the MS in Finance program, is from China.

"The annual Imagining the World photography competition highlights the transformative nature of international experiences," said Associate Dean S. Kathleen La Voy. "Through this contest, our students share with us a very personal window into the world."

A panel of professional judges chose 20 award-winning and honorable mention photographs for the Imagining the World exhibit. The exhibit is on display in Kinsey Gallery from April 18 through May 27. The awards ceremony takes place on May 5, 2016, at 5 p.m. in the Kinsey Gallery. A reception immediately follows the award presentations.

Alexander and Chen also received honorable mention awards. Other student award and honorable mention photographers are Kasey Williams, Raghad Ashoor, Heidi Franz, Daniel Immanuel Ongkowidjojo, Alex Thomas, Emily Kawahigashi, Molly Kendall, Kathryn Bishop, Monica Lloyd, Sarah Almarwani, Ziyn Yue, Piryanka Kamath, and Marissa Turla.

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition is open to all current Seattle University undergraduate and graduate students.