Imagining The World Photography Competition

Collage of photos

Imagining the World

Education Abroad and International Photography Competition

Imagining the World 2022-23 Exhibition

April 30 – September 6

Lemieux Library, Second Floor

Opening reception: April 30, April 30, 5-7 p.m., free and open to all

Each image in this exhibition tells a unique story, freezing moments in time which reflect the profound impact of the experiences of our students, staff, and faculty during their transformative cultural immersion trips abroad. From bustling cityscapes to serene landscapes, Imagining the World offers a glimpse into our global community’s diverse tapestry. So, come and immerse yourself in these captivating photographs and take the opportunity to witness the world through the eyes of our community.

“We are proud that this exciting project has returned after a four-year hiatus,” said David Powers, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “We were ready to host the 12th annual exhibition in April 2020, when the pandemic closed our doors. This edition is a testament not only to the university and college commitment to student engagement with global issues and communities, but it is also a testament to the energy and resiliency of our community.”

The exhibition features a collection of 23 images made up of eight winners and 15 honorable mentions, which were selected out of a total of 145 photos submitted.

Education Abroad Winners

  • First Place - Hannah Sutherland, BFA Photography with a Minor in French, Class of 2024. “Boys of Dakar”, Senegal.
  • Second Place - Sahil Bathija, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science with Minors in Philosophy and English and a Specialization in Legal Studies, Class of 2023. “Royal Highland Festival”, Bhutan.
  • Third Place - Katlyn Wong, B.A., Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Politics, Policy, and Justice, Class of 2024. “June at Work”, Sāmoa.

International Student Winners

  • First Place - Shrestha Alok, Public Administration, Class of 2024. “The World From Above” Utah, USA.
  • Second Place - Rinko Tsuchiya, English and a Minor in Theatre, Class of 2025. “Where Do I Want To Go?” New York, USA.
  • Third Place - Kana Komoto, Political Science, Class of 2025. “Relationships” Washington, USA.

Staff/Faculty Winners

  • First Place – Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies and Director, Latin American and Latinx Studies. “Si Huno Genocidio (Yes there was a genocide)”, Guatemala.
  • Second Place – Marc Cohen, PhD, Professor, Dept. Of Management and Dept. Philosophy. “Rooftops of Seville”, Spain.

David Powers continued, “While managed within the College of Arts and Sciences, this competition celebrates students and faculty from across the university. We are very appreciative of our deeper campus collaboration with the Office of Global Engagement and Lemieux Library."

“Our office is excited and honored to partner with the College of Arts and Sciences and Lemieux Library to re-launch the “Imagining the World” project” Said Laura Spitz, Vice Provost for Global Engagement. “As a Jesuit university in the heart of an incredibly globally engaged region of the world, our aim is to educate the whole person—by cultivating the qualities of curiosity, respect, collaboration, reciprocity, humility, and service—toward the goal of creating truly global leaders for a just and humane world. This competition reflects and captures the spirit of that commitment.”

Thank you to all of the partners:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Education Abroad
  • Office of Global Engagement
  • Lemieux Library
  • International Student Center

Previous Exhibitions

Images link to exhibition photo books
Book cover with photo of two people and a swan
book cover with photo of woman in confetti
book cover with image of man with a horse
book cover with image of mountain in snow at night
book cover with images of children and bike
book cover with image of two children sitting in window
book cover with image of person in silhouette against stained glass
book cover with image of farmer harvesting seaweed
book cover with image of young man in classroom
book cover with person standing above large crowd