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2015 International Photography Exhibition

The 2015 International Photography Exhibition list of photographs on exhibit on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition features photos taken outside of the United States by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. In addition to awarding a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards were selected in three categories: People, Places and Buckeye Pride Worldwide. Honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit.

An opening reception for the International Photography Exhibition took place on December 4, 2015.

View a slideshow of photos included in the 2015 International Photography Exhibition.

2015 International Photography Exhibition (Ohio Union)

Best of Show
Fire and Ice, the Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
Paul Woo, Alumnus (United States)


1st Place
Town Meeting
Aix-en-Provence, France
Inga Smith, Alumna (United States)

2nd Place
Mammat Djaoro
Davagan, Cameroon
Sarah Laborde, Visiting Scholar (France)

3rd Place
The Taste of Homemade
Zhu jia jiao, China
Yuchen Han, Undergraduate Student (China)

People's Choice

A Woman Walking Her Dog
Venice, Italy
Riley Dunbar, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Honorable Mentions

Girls Passing Time
Riquewihr, Alsace, France
Richard Burry, Faculty (United States)

People Who Are Looking at the Sunrise
Guilin, China
Haotian Cheng, Alumnus (China)

New Equity
Dengfeng, China
Shannon Fillingim, Undergraduate Student (United States)

City of Love
Paris, France
Elliot Gilfix, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Mpigi District, Uganda
Mark J. Koenig, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Youthful Glitter
Karnataka, India
Amoghavarsha Krishna, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Henna Hands
Toronto, Canada
Nall Moonilall, Graduate Student (United States)

Two Men on Bikes
Hannover, Germany
Sarah Moore, Faculty (United States)

Spirit of Rome
Rome, Italy
Joanne Newman Jones, Undergraduate Student (United States)

A Day in the Life
Pashpa, Ancash, Peru
Gregory Strine, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Speak Softly of Love
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Haoran Wang, Graduate Student (China)

I will tell you a story...
Rocinha Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alba Scerrati, Visiting Scholar (Italy)

Buddhist University
Sethar, Sichuan, China
Yinan Tu, Undergraduate Student (China)

A Highlander and his Tune
Glencoe, Scotland
Jessica Wright, Alumna (United States)

Cancun, Mexico
Yan Zhang, Alumna (China)


1st Place

La Seine
Paris, France
Elliot Gilfix, Undergraduate Student (United States)

2nd Place

Roman Sunset
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy
Jessica Wright, Alumna (United States)

3rd Place and People's Choice

Spiritual Breakthrough
Schwangau, Germany
George Vaughn, Graduate Student (United States)

Honorable Mention

Tibet's Chang Thang Plain
Ladakh, India
Lopa Basu, Alumna (India)

Umbrellas over Israel
Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Hannah Brosky, Undergraduate Student (United States)

The Procession
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Ellen Downie, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Gray Dome at Dusk
Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran
Meisam Fathi Salmi, Graduate Student (Iran)

Purnululu National Park, Australia
Sarah Laborde, Visiting Scholar (France)

Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls, Canada
Yun Lin, Graduate Student (China)

Holy Mountain
Sethar, Sichuan, China
Yinan Tu, Visiting Scholar (China)

A Sunny Day in Iceland
Landmannalaugar Hiking Trail, Iceland
Christopher Watkins, Alumnus (United States)

Longsheng, Guangxi Province, China
Pengfei Wu, Visiting Scholar (China)

A Food Street in Paris
Paris, France
Marshleen Yadav, Visiting Scholar (India)

Hot balloon vs. volcano
Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China
Wei Zhou, Graduate Student (China)

Buckeye Pride Worldwide

1st Place

A Travelling Nut
La Playa en Horcón, Chile
Lindsey Kinderdine, Undergraduate Student (United States)

2nd Place

Jiuzhai Valley National Park, Sichuan, China
Joyce Zhang, Graduate Student (United States)

3rd Place

Fallen Buckeye
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Caroline Klug, Undergraduate Student (United States)

People's Choice

Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco
Marcus Andrews, Undergraduate Student (United States)

Honorable Mentions

Pride in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland
Alyssa Gary, Undergraduate Student (United States)