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2013 Study Abroad Photo Contest

Winners have been announced in the international photo contest sponsored by Carthage Study Abroad. Students were invited to submit their favorite photographs from a semester abroad or a J-Term study tour. (Check out photos from the 2011 contest.)

The contest drew 40 entries. Below, find the winning images with descriptions by the student photographers:

Semester Abroad Category

First Place

Neverland, Stephanie Kornatz ’13

Location: Las Cataratas de Iguazú in Misiones, Argentina

Photographer’s Description: “I think of paradise when I look at this picture. I immediately thought of Neverland from the story of ‘Peter Pan.’ This picture is only a small portion of the magnitude of the falls, but the sight still amazes me.”

Neverland Stephanie Kornatz '13

Second Place

The Dew of Dawn, Becky Burns ’14

Location: Huayna Picchu in Cuzco, Peru

Photographer’s Description: “This picture symbolizes a great deal of the study abroad experience: Each day begins in a haze of what might come next and what new experience I would face. Each day was an adventure in and of itself, and this photo really captures the essence of my time in Peru.”

The Dew of Dawn Becky Burns '14

Third Place

African Nights, Andrew Knutson ’14

Location: Sahara Desert in Zagora, Morocco

Photographer’s Description: “I can associate peace, serenity, and soothing to this picture. After riding camels for an hour to the camp, I set up my tripod and let my camera go to work to capture the ‘amazingness’ I was seeing with my eyes. The stars in the night sky were endless. This picture is important to me because it reminds me how powerful this world is, and, even though I was 5,000 miles away, it was still the same night sky as home.”

African Nights Andrew Knutson '14

J-Term Category 

First Place 

Saturday Stroll in India, Carissa A. Pearlman ’13

Location: Amritsar, India

Photographer’s Description: “I associate pure happiness with this photo, along with Indian culture and an overall sense of being carefree. The beauty of this photograph lies in the colors that were expressed and reflected on the elephant’s trunk, in the banners that hung above the city, and the clothing that the natives wore. I was overcome with the most amazing sense of beauty that moved through my soul.”

Saturday Stroll in India Carissa A. Pearlman '13

Second Place

On Top of Barcelona, Katie Eisenhauer ’13

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Photographer’s Description: “When I see this photo, I think of peacefulness and calm moments in time. The whole world may have been moving fast and chaotically around me, but at this moment in time I felt like I was at peace. This photo is more important that anything I could have brought back from my J-Term. For, when my memories start to fade, I know I will be able to look back on this photo and feel the emotions I was feeling at that moment in time — the feeling that the world was standing still for just a moment and everything was at peace.”

On Top of Barcelona Katie Eisenhauer '13

Third Place

Ghanaian Sunset, Joe Schwabe ’14

Location: Akropong, Ghana

Photographer’s Description: “I see the sunset in this photo as something that is always going to happen, always at the same rate but never exactly at the same time. This is like how Ghanaians view time; they will always get done what needs to be done, but it isn’t set in stone for when it happens.”

Ghanaian Sunset Joe Schwabe '14


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