Global Health Student Photography Contest

Registration Opens: September 1, 2023 | Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023

Described as “engaging, arresting, moving, and thought-provoking”, the EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest has consistently showcased powerful imagery for over 14 years. This creative competition has been an open invitation to Emory students across disciplines, encouraging them to capture their global health encounters. The aim is to nurture cultural sensitivity and create awareness of global health challenges both domestically and internationally.

Annually, a distinguished panel of judges evaluates accepted images based on four fundamental criteria: connectivity, narrative impact, technical excellence, and cultural portrayal. The competition, which includes a People’s Choice Award, is made possible through the support of Atlanta's prominent business figure, philanthropist, and photographer, Bob Yellowlees, the visionary behind Lumiere Gallery. Winners of the contest will receive individual cash prizes of $500 each.

Remember, every photograph has the potential to inspire, educate, and transform. Learn about ethics in photography and let your lens be a conduit for change.

Mark your calendars! The registration deadline for submissions is October 13, 2023. 

Apply Now

Please find below a Zoom recording that features the 2021 winning student photographers discussing their photographs and the connection between art and global health. 

The Photograph as Document: Global Health and Social Justice 

In this panel discussion, participants explored the definition of documentary photography, the ethical considerations surrounding it, and the role the audience plays in creating a visual document's meaning.