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Imagining the World Through Photography

The annual Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights the campus community’s engagement on a global scale, showcasing the viewpoints of our students, faculty and staff engaged in education abroad as captured in stunning photography. Through their eyes the viewer gets a personal window into a corner of the world that represents a moment in time. Below are this year’s winning photographs. Learn more about the competition and the photographers on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

shepherd and his sheep move through streets of Madrid while tourists snap photos

Category: Study Abroad
First Place: Hillary Sturgeon, senior, International Studies
Photo Title: Fiesta de la Trashumancia | Madrid, Spain

bathers play chess in the thermal baths of Budapest

Category: Study Abroad
Second Place: Emily LaRoche, senior, Environmental Studies & Photography
Photo Title: Chess in the Bath | Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest

a woman with long brown hair stands amidst a flurry of multi-colored confetti

Category: Study Abroad
Third Place: Annie Jamison, junior, International Studies and French
Photo Title: Caught in a Swiss Parade | Geneva, Switzerland

3 men sit alone on the steps outside the Starbucks window of Westlake Square

Category: International
First Place:
Raghad Ashoor, senior, Civil Engineering
Photo Title: Seattle Freeze | Seattle

a cabin glows a warm red beneath the green and purple Aurora Borealis lights in a starry night sky

Category: International
Second Place:
Yibo Sheng, junior, Computer Science
Photo Title: Aurora | Fairbanks, Alaska

Utah landscape of desert brush, mountain buttes, and a blue sky with puffy white clouds

Category: International
Third Place
: Crystal (Sujung) Choi, graduate student (PMBA), Albers School of Business and Economics
Photo Title: Blue, green and piece of my mind | Utah

trucks and stacks of colorful shipping containers at a shipyard in China

Category: Faculty
Winner
: Marc Cohen, associate professor, management/philosophy
Photo Title: Shenzhen Port (Yantian) | Shenzhen, China

a shirtless man smiles in front of several surfboards leaning against a tiled wall

Category: Study Abroad–Honorable Mention
Annie Jamison, junior, International Studies and French
Photo Title: Laughing through Ramadan | Rabat, Morocco

a zippered hooded jacket hangs on a wall painted white and blue above open bins of colored pigment

Category: Study Abroad—Honorable Mention
Sophie Jensen, senior, Criminal Justice
Photo Title: Tinture et Fil | Chefchaouen, Morocco

a child rides a bike with training wheels on a brick paved street while a goat watches from the side

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
Pearl Lee, senior, Albers School of Business and Economics
Photo Title: A Kid and a Bike | Kashi, China

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
(Double winner): Hallie MacPherson, junior, Psychology & Spanish
Photo Title: Facing the Moon | Sahara Desert, Morocco

a group of four help right a dark green scooter that has tipped over the sidewalk

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
(Double winner): Hallie MacPherson, junior, Psychology & Spanish
Photo Title: Help Another, Home | Rome, Italy

a canal lined with bicycles in autumn

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
Taylor Maihui, senior, Accounting & Marketing
Photo Title: Bike City | Amsterdam, Netherlands

 a woman wearing a ribboned straw hat and apron stirs a large stock pot

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
Nora Ridgeway, senior, International Studies & Humanities and Leadership
Photo Title: School Lunch | La Comunidad de San Clemente, Ecuador

caravan of travelers riding camels in the Moroccan desert

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
Allie Schiele, junior, Criminal Justice & Political Science
Photo Title: Road Trip | Merzouga, Morocco

close up of man writing characters with a brush and ink on the folds of a paper fan

Category: Study Abroad Honorable Mention
Gerald Yip, senior, Albers School of Business and Economics
Photo Title: Calligraphy | Shanghai, China (Old Town)

black and white photo of buskers at the Pike Place Market

Category: International Honorable Mention
Raghad Ashoor, senior, Civil Engineering
Photo Title: Paying Dues; Committed no Crime | Pike Place Market, Seattle

sea lions laying on the shore rocks

Category: International Honorable Mention
Yibo Sheng, junior, Computer Science
Photo title: A Cozy Sleep | La Jolla, California

silhouetted sailor on a boat in the Hawaiian sea at sunset

Category: International Honorable Mention
Crystal (Sujung) Choi, graduate student (PMBA), Albers School of Business and Economics
Photo Title: Sailing in the Dream | Hawaii

young man riding in transit car with a casino ad in the background

Category: International Honorable Mention
Myeongju Lee, junior, Communication
Photo Title: KENNETH WON $1,750! | San Francisco, California

Seafair attendees at Lake Washington scan a blue sky filled with contrails for the Blue Angels

Category: International Honorable Mention
Le Van Phu Lo (Linda), junior, Accounting
Photo Title: Blue Angels Performance | Madrona Park, Seattle

close up of golden-colored fall leaves on a wood surface

Category: International Honorable Mention
Yingtong (Angel) Zhong, junior, Political Science
Photo Title: Decay | Seattle University

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