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Global Health Student Photography Contest

2014 Global Health Student Photography Awardees

In November 2014, the Emory Global Health Institute announced the winning, special merit, and honorable mention photographs from its 2014 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 2014, EGHI received close to 175 photography submissions from Emory students, 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:

Bethany Caruso, Laney Graduate School
Caitrin Kelly, Emory University School of Medicine
Jessica Liu, Emory University School of Medicine
Lucas Philipp, Emory University School of Medicine
Steve Sclar, Rollins School of Public Health

Students submitting Honorable Mention Photographs included:

Zimo Banta, Rollins School of Public Health
Ian Buller, Laney Graduate School
Brooke Estes, Laney Graduate School
Wendy Fujita, Emory University School of Medicine
Rachel Jones, Rollins School of Public Health
Jillian Kenny, Laney Graduate School
Kelsey McDavid, Rollins School of Public Health
Sheila Otieno, Candler School of Theology
Lakshmi Radhakrishnan, Rollins School of Public Health
Tsewang Rigzin, Laney Graduate School

The 2014 winning photographs can be viewed below.

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Water Pumping, India; Bethany Caruso
During an assessment of women's water and sanitation concerns in rural Orissa State in India, Ms. Caruso visited many latrines and water sources. This type of pump, however, was unique. When her research assistant asked about it, the girl's mother encouraged her to show them how it worked. Women and girls are most often the bearers of water in these rural communities. This young girl and her family were fortunate to have this protected source right in front of their home, potentially reducing the time and energy they needed to allocate to water collection throughout the day. 

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Only Two Birr, Ethiopia; Caitrin Kelly
This 12-year-old entrepreneur sells roasted chickpeas by Wenchi Crater Lake to help her family pay for her school fees. Ms. Kelly was struck by her expression of resilience beyond her years, as well as her clever sales pitch.

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One Quiet Night in Haiti, Haiti; Jessica Liu
Project Medishare for Haiti's Surgical Mission Trip is a student group from Emory that traveled to Hinche, Haiti in the Central Plateau region to establish a surgical clinic and operationg room. The group provided all of the medical supplies to operate the clinic. This is a picture of the surgical wards during night rounds. It illustrates the conditions of the hopistal wards, where patients line the walls of the crowded space to recover from surgery overnight in their beds while their family members sleep on the floor nearby so that they are available to help if needed.

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Longer Than It Seems, Haiti: Lucas Philipp
The Central Plateau of Haiti has a great need for specialized surgical interventions, specifically in the areas of urology and general surgery. Emory students and faculty helped address this need through the Project Medishare for Haiti's Surgical Mission Trip. While operating hours ended at 5:00 pm each day, patient care did not stop when the sun went down. After excusing themselves from the dinner table, members of the team would make their way across the sandy, cracked concrete driveway to the patient wards. This was a trip they made countless times throughout the day and night. Though the hospital was not far, the walk often seemed much longer.

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Acute Exposure, Tibet; Steve Sclar
On this rainy day in a Tibetan yak hair tent, the air became so smoky that Mr. Sclar could not see from one side of the tent to the other. He recorded a particulate matter measurement of 118,000 micrograms/m3. The WHO designates the safe level to be 25 micrograms/m3. It was an unbelievably acute exposure.

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