UFIC Global Culture Photo Contest 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Global Culture Photo Contest Winners! The UF International Center held the 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition during Fall 2014. Judges awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the three categories: Study Abroad & Service Learning Students; International Students, Scholars & Employees; and Faculty, Staff and Alumni.

An opening reception will be held at Grinter Gallery on November 17 at 4pm as part of International Education Week 2014. The winning photographers will be present to share the story behind their photos. An exhibit featuring all winning photographs will be held at UF Grinter Gallery from November 12-December 5, 2014. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Mabel Cardec at mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu

To see a larger version of the photo, click on one of the pictures.

Study Abroad & Service Learning Students


1st Place
Northern Lights

by Ray Lowenstein
(Reykjavik, Iceland)


2nd Place
Mo’orea’s Signature

by Larissa Menke
(Mo'orea, Tahiti, French Polynesia)


3rd Place
Color Cruisin'
by Michael Stone
(Berlin, Germany)

International Students, Scholars & Employees


1st Place
Fun After Holi
by Bac Cheng Huang
(Gainesville, FL U.S.A)


2nd Place
Shadows on Castillo de San Marcos
by Sritapa Dutta
(San Augustine, FL U.S.A.)


3rd Place
I Fell in Love with the Idea of Falling in Love with You…
by Soham Das
(Millennium Park, Chicago, IL U.S.A.)

Faculty, Staff & Alumni


1st Place
Monastic Boyhood
by Quynh-Le Nguyen
(Outside of Hsipaw, Myanmar)


2nd Place
Beijing Opera
by Kenneth D. Wald
(Beijing, China)


3rd Place
Hungry Alpacas
by Andrew Wolpert
(Cusco, Peru)