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Photography exhibit honors winning entries

The 2013 International Photography Exhibition, on display in the East Art Lounge of the Ohio Union, features 40 original photographs taken overseas by 31 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars who come from seven different countries.

Photographs in the exhibition were first submitted in three categories to the International Photography Competition, an annual contest open to all members of the Ohio State campus community. The judging panel was composed of three members who reviewed all entries in the competition on the basis of artistic expression, creativity, originality, and quality of image. The judges honored one selection with the overall Best in Show award and selected first, second, and third place winners in People, Places and Food.

Additionally, 30 photographs were awarded honorable mention recognition. More than 80 members of the campus community (10 faculty members, 10 staff, 20 graduate students and 40 undergraduate students) submitted 200 photographs across the three categories.

The exhibition features a new record of photograph locations with photographs taken in 21 countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, France, Ghana, Honduras, India, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and eleven in China. Chris Baggott, an undergraduate student, earned the Best in Show award for his submission "Outside the Walls" that he photographed in Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Graduate student Bo Peng earned 1st Place in the Places category with his entry "X-River" taken in Chongming, China. Chris Baggott also earned 1st Place in the Food category for his submission taken in Shanghai, China "The People's Market." Undergraduate student Zoe Sturges earned 1st Place in the People category with her photograph "Asha" taken in Kolkata, India. The photographs of two staff members, four visiting scholars, five graduate students and 20 undergraduate students appear in the exhibition. The photographers in the 2013 International Photography Exhibition are from China, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka and the United States.

As part of the competition, the Ohio State community submitted photographs taken in more than 50 countries. The Places category had the most total submissions with 81 photos entered. 70 photographs were submitted in the People category and 50 images in the Food category.

Organized by the Office of International Affairs, the international photography competition and exhibition has taken place for fourteen years. View the current exhibition or browse past photography competition winners online at oia.osu.edu/photo-contest.

2013 International Photography Exhibition Album on Facebook.