2012 International Photography Exhibition
"Morning on the Canal"
Location: Venice, Italy
Photographer: Andrew Mateja
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Award: Honorable Mention
In the photographer's words: "As I approached the Rialto Bridge for the first time, I ventured to the opposite side, where there were few spectators. The crisp water reflected the buildings, and the lone gondola floating by gave me the appearance that Venice was an unspoiled haven. No amount of travelers could interrupt her beauty. As the sun rose in the morning sky the colorful stucco glowed brilliantly."