UFIC Global Culture Photo Contest 2008

Congratulations to the 2008 Global Culture Photo Contest Winners! The UF International Center and the Transnational and Global Studies Center held the Fourth Annual Global Culture Photography Competition during Fall 2008. Judges awarded a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mentions in each of the four categories: Study Abroad Students; International Students; Faculty, Staff and Alumni; and UF Photography and Photojournalism Students. 1st prize winners received $200, 2nd prize winners received $100 and 3rd prize winners received $50.

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Study Abroad Students

1st: "Look Inside"
by Brian Nelson
Merida, Mexico

2nd: "The Rowing Child"by Dawson Henry
Siem Reap, Cambodia

3rd: "Subsistence Comes from Weathered Hands"by Alex Theodore
rural Swaziland, near Ngonini

Honorable Mention:
“Flamenco in the Caves" by Nicole Birch
Granada, Spain

Honorable Mention:
"Father’s Hand and Son” by Elizabeth Freeman
Dublin, Ireland

Honorable Mention:
“Tibet Prayer Flags"

by Gesi Schilling


Honorable Mention:
"Encima de la Colina… (On Top of the Hill…)"
by Sasha Rodriguez
Toledo, Spain


International Students

1st: "Shaving on the Bus" by Tamas Kolos-Lakatos
Gainesville, FL

2nd: "Life on the Edge"by Tamas Kolos-Lakatos
Gainesville, FL

3rd: " Phoenix"
by Mujde Erten
Yosemite National Park, California


Honorable Mention:
"American Dream"
by Mujde Erten
Yosemite National Park, California


Faculty, Staff & Alumni

1st: "Prayer for Tomorrow"
by Sarah Kiewel
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2nd: "Fante Boy on Hyaman"
by Courtnay Micots
Ghana, West Africa

3rd: "Civilized Mirage"
by Wendy King
Panama City, Panama


Honorable Mention: "Stuck in the Past"
by Sarah Kiewel
Havana, Cuba



Photography & Journalism Students

1st: "Wander in the Memory of WWII"
by Chen Wang
Berlin, Germany

2nd: "From a Bucket"
by Jeremiah Stanley
El Modelo, Zacapa, Guatemala

3rd: "Caged from the Victory"
by Chen Wang
Berlin, Germany

Honorable Mention: "Red Labor"
by Jason Henry
Teculutan, Guatemala

Honorable Mention:
"A Boy and a Boat" by Jeremiah Stanley
Santa Maria (Iquitos), Peru

Honorable Mention:
"München Surfers" by Jasmine Luoma
Munich, Germany