2011 International Photo Contest Winners

Theme: Science, Ethics, and Moral Courage

Book: Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Euro Pride Parade Rome Italy

First Place

Kristi Anne Malechuk

Italy

 

Thousands of people were celebrating equality at the annual Euro Pride Parade in Rome. And this man’s simple statement expresses a basic desire for everyone to able to marry the person he or she loves regardless of one’s gender or what others think.

 

Young monks in Thailand

Second Place

Aubry Alaniz

Thailand

 

Imagine forfeiting a childhood of being unruly and wild, and adopting one of discipline and respect some adults never achieve. Young monks, such as these, shadow ordained monks in order to receive blessings from their mothers. These individuals demonstrate a powerful love for their religion and families early on.

 

Doctor in Dominican Republic Community

Third Place

Corina Marquez

Dominican Republic

 

Just exiting the AIDS room we showed the Doctor much gratitude for what he is doing for the community. A Dominican native he ran the only clinic available to locals. This man reminded me of how much one person can change the world one step at a time.

 

Children with camera in Guatemala

Honorable Mention

CJ Capes

Guatemala

 

To pick up a camera is one thing. To explore the possibilities of visual storytelling as one of the first generations of Guatemalan youth not to experience the oppression and violence of a 36-year long civil war is another thing entirely. The future is in their hands.