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Global Health Student Photography Contest

2009 Global Health Student Photography Awardees

photo contest 2009In November 2009, the Emory Global Health Institute announced the winning and honorable mention photographs from its 2009 Global Health Student Photography Contest. The purpose of the contest is to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working.

In 2009, the Institute received close to 175 submissions, which you can view here. Mr. Bob Yellowlees, an Atlanta business leader, philanthropist, and photographer who founded Lumière Gallery, sponsors the student photography contest.

Learn more about the upcoming Global Health Student Photography Contest.

Students submitting Winning Photographs included:

Shannon Aichele, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Joan Braithwaite, Rollins School of Public Health
Jeffrey Holzberg, Emory School of Medicine
Shivani Jain, Emory College
Jeannine Privat, Emory Law School

Students submitting Honorable Mention Photographs included:

Shannon Aichele, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Brian Awsumb, Rollins School of Public Health
Linn Bergander, Rollins School of Public Health
Ezekial Burke, Goizueta Business School
Bradley Dawson, Rollins School of Public Health
Rebecca Hartz, Rollins School of Public Health
Jeffrey Holzberg, Emory School of Medicine
Lindsay Horton, Rollins School of Public Health
Neema Iyer, Rollins School of Public Health
Jenny Jia, Emory College
Lydia Lu, Emory School of Medicine/Allied Health
Meghan McCullough, Emory School of Medicine
Rudina Sobkoviak, Rollins School of Public Health
Rafael Veraza, Rollins School of Public Health

The contest's judges also awarded Jeffrey Holzberg a special commendation recognizing the technical and artistic excellence of the three photographs that he submitted.

The 2009 winning photographs can be viewed below.

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Bars - Shannon Aichele, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
While volunteering as a student nurse in Jamaica, Ms. Aichele came across children that had been abandoned by their families because of their disabilities and disorders. The group she worked with was called Missionaries of the Poor, and provided shelter, food, and basic health care to the abandoned and forgotten of Kingston, Jamaica. This child was actually 20 years old at the time the photograph was taken, but had been in a crib all of her life. Because of these conditions, she was no taller than three feet. There were multiple children and young adults in her same situation, and the best way we could assist in providing care was through touch. We held her, fed her, and changed her diapers – and had to struggle with the fact that we couldn’t provide more care for her and the other children.

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Great Expectations in Uniform - Joan Braithwaite, Rollins School of Public Health
This picture is of a group of school children at the beach at PondeCherry on a school field trip. Ms. Braithwaite was enchanted by the traditional style of the children's uniforms, especially for the girls, because their uniforms incorporated one of women's traditional dress styles “The Kurta Pajama.” The girls in this picture appear to be looking out to the sea for some answers.

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Elderly Couple in Delhi Slum - Jeffrey Holzberg, Emory School of Medicine
This elderly couple is two of the over four million people living in Delhi’s slums. The situation is particularly precarious for the elderly, who tend to lack employment, physical health and education to cope with stagnant water, open drains, floods, rubbish, and pollution. Initially coming to Delhi in search of work, these Uttar
Pradesh natives have found themselves alone and dependent upon bordering yet transient neighbors. The man has become blind and his wife delirious. Their housing consisted of two rooms. The roughly 6x5 foot room they lived in was filled with the bricks they slept on, a grill and the couple's miscellaneous items held to the stitched roofing. The second room was cleaner yet housed an enormous pig, who had been living there for over a year. The couple was waiting for it to reach a good size to sell to one of Delhi’s restaurants.

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Malnutrition and Obesity Dressed in Red - Shivani Jain, Emory College
Juxtaposed to represent symbols of extravagance and extreme poverty in West Bengal, respectively, the two boys were both wandering the streets of Victoria Park during the nightly carnival. Both of their bellies are rotund, one from malnutrition and the other from obesity. One hunts for garbage and stares bewildered into the eyes of a stranger while the other is seconds away from enjoying his second ice cream cone before passing on the three‐cent wrapper that’s society burden for his counterpart.

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At the Top of the Landfill - Jeannine Privat, Emory School of Law
During research of the waste management sector in Monrovia, Liberia, Ms. Privat visited the Whein Town landfill outside of the capital. Landfills, and unofficial dumps in markets, can pose a serious health risk in a variety of ways, but particularly when people are exposed while scavenging to find items for re‐use or resale or using dump sites as informal toilets. This photograph depicts three women at the top of the landfill scavenging and looking for items to sell or use.

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