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Photography Competition & Exhibition

Photography Exhibition in Ohio UnionFor 19 years, the Office of International Affairs has hosted an annual International Photography Competition where Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos taken outside of the United States. Photographers enter photos in a number of categories, which in the past have included People, Places, Politics, Animals, Signs and Transportation, among others. First, second and third prizes, as well as a number of honorable mentions, are awarded in each category, and one photograph is named "Best in Show." The 2020 Competition will open during Autumn semester.

The 2013 International Photography Exhibition list of photographs on exhibit in the Art Lounge of the Ohio Union. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition features photos taken by Ohio State faculty, staff, students and visiting scholars outside of the United States. In addition to awarding a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards were selected in three categories: People, Places and Food. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit.

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The 2013 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State students, staff and visiting scholars. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Food. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display in the East Art Lounge at The Ohio Union until December 31, 2013. The exhibition photos are also on Facebook in the International Photography Exhibition 2013 album.

Slideshow of photographs included in the 2013 International Photography Exhibition sponsored by The Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Heart of My Research and My Sacred HomeThe 2012 International Photography Exhibition on display in the Art Lounge of the Ohio Union features 41 original photographs taken overseas by 31 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars who come from 7 different countries.

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Slideshow of photographs included in the 2012 International Photography Exhibition sponsored by The Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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2019 International Photography Exhibition Best in Show - Making of a MandalaThe 2019 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Arts & Culture. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition will soon be on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room and remain on display until December 31, 2019.

View the 2019 International Photography Exhibition Facebook Album.

Mother and Daughter of the She EthnicThe 2018 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Arts and Culture. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 28, 2018.

View the 2018 International Photography Exhibition Facebook Album.

2017 International Photography Exhibition Best in Show - "Beneath the Glacier" by Steven HirschThe 2017 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Politics. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 29, 2017.

The 2016 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Cultural Exchange. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 30, 2016.

2016 International Photography Exhibition - Facebook Album