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Global Health Student Photography Contest

2012 Global Health Student Photography Awardees

photo contest 2012In October 2012, the Emory Global Health Institute announced the winning, special merit, and honorable mention photographs from its 2012 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 2012, the Institute received close to 270 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:

Joshua Gale, Candler School of Theology
Emily Havener, Rollins School of Public Health
David Muwaya, Candler School of Theology
Austin Price, Emory College
Claudie Sossah, Laney Graduate School

Students submitting Special Merit Photographs included:

Ian Fried, Emory College
Lindley Kent, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Denise Umpierrez, Rollins School of Public Health

Students submitting Honorable Mention Photographs included:

Ilana Cliffer, Rollins School of Public Health
Kyle Compaan, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Amanda Feldpausch, Rollins School of Public Health
Jose Guillen, Rollins School of Public Health
Ansley Howe, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Esther Joe, Laney Graduate School
Sarah Mongiello, Emory School of Medicine
Nwabuni Nwana, Rollins School of Public Health
Kristin Tanis, Master's of Development Practice
Amanda Wendt, Laney Graduate School
Laura Wright, Rollins School of Public Health

The 2012 winning photographs can be viewed below.

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Children Playing at the Well, Kenya; Joshua Gale
While spending some time in Kenya working with a non profit organization that is addressing the issue of unclean water, we traveled amongst several remote Maasai villages that had recently received water wells. To get to this village in particular, we traveled several hours along a rocky road that coiled up and around mountains near the Sudanese border. We followed that path, which eventually ended at a small village of a couple hundred people.

We traveled there to celebrate drilling of the water well, which provided the village with access to clean water for the first time in its history. This photograph is but just a moment frozen in time of that celebration. No longer do water borne diseases plague their village, or do they have to use unclean water for pregnancies, or basic surgeries. They could not help but smile and laugh and dance at the idea.

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Waiting for the Midwife, Uganda; Emily Havener
This woman is attending a Maternal-Child Heath outreach clinic in the village of Nakirubi, Uganda. The clinic is a joint effort of a Ugandan midwife and a British midwife, focusing on prenatal care in an effort to lower the rate of postpartum hemorrhage. During their visits, pregnant women are given iron supplements, an anti-parasitic, and any necessary treatments for malaria or infections. Children are also brought for routine vaccinations. I love this image of a pregnant mother and her sick child, dressed in their finest and surrounded by the simple, yet potentially life saving, supplies of a rural clinic.

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Billboard in Yei District, South Sudan; David Muwaya
This torn billboard in the Yei District of South Sudan once had a message encouraging people to wash their hands in order to avoid disease. Now, what is left of it is only the words “DO NOT GET SICK! Wash” As South Sudan battles to rebuild its war-torn country, the government needs to invest more in health education and community sensitization. A few houses away from this billboard was 7-year-old Lilly Paya, who lay helpless and sick with cholera resulting from eating food contaminated by unwashed hands. She had been in bed for three days because of the infection.

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Untitled, Tanzanie; Austin Price
In a private primary school in Arusha, Tanzania, a student calmly ingests a Vitamin A pill from the hand of a local nurse, who was provided with Vitamin A and Albendazole for each student present. These medicines were provided by International Medical Outreach, a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, that supplies medicine and hands-on assistance to the global medical field.

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Untitled, Benin; Claudie Sossah
Floods as health hazard in the Aguégués, South-East Benin. Children selling food on their boat made out of Jerry cans. Floods submerge this area for three to five months every year.

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