Photo Courtesy of Abigail Wetsel

International Photo Contest

This year, we received over 90 submissions for our international photo contest, and the winners are proudly displayed here!

2023 Finalists

Pigeon at the Colosseum by Wesley Bruce '25

Local Culture

1st Prize, Wesley Bruce ’25

Pigeon at the Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Description: This is a shot of a fairly chunky pigeon resting on the ledge of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. The pigeon was healthily sized and seemed to flaunt its wing upright in a prideful position. While initially amused at its size, I thought it was ironic seeing a fat bird sit comfortably on the ledge of a structure where men fought, not only for pride but for their lives! I thumb-wrestled my brother whilst inside just to say I competed whilst inside the structure…the stakes weren’t exactly as high but it’s something!

Judges’ Comment: “The scale of the bird in relation to the ruins is…very interesting. The bird becomes monumental!”

Natural World

1st Prize, Mark Wolff

Fleurs de Goree


Judges’ Comment: "The use of the repeating lines of flowers above the walkers' heads does a wonderful job of bringing the viewer into the photograph while also filling the frame with the wild variety of plant life located in the area."


1st Prize, Lillian Whelan '23

Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Budapest, Hungary

Description: Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest Hungary. These baths are warm year round and are built under a thermal spring. Citizens and tourists can enjoy these baths and it was an amazing experience hearing all different languages while swimming amongst people of all global identities.

Judge’s Comment: “The intimacy of the people in such a public space is very nice.”

2023 Honorable Mentions

Giant's Causeway Natural World Honorable Mention - Abigail Wetsel

Natural World Honorable Mention

Giant’s Causeway
Abigail Wetsel

Brains Natural World Honorable Mention - Simon Lowe

Natural World Honorable Mention

Simon Lowe

Self Portrait Local Culture Honorable Mention - Jasmin Ahmed

Local Culture Honorable Mention

Jasmin Ahmed

Mirrored Gardens Local Culture Honorable Mention - Shamalia T. Robinson

Local Culture Honorable Mention

Mirrored Gardens
Shamalia T. Robinson

The Duomo Architecture Honorable Mention - Samantha Gauthier

Architecture Honorable Mention

The Duomo
Samantha Gauthier

Met Museum Architecture Honorable Mention - Hilda Oduya

Architecture Honorable Mention

The Met Museum
Hilda Oduya