2016 International Photo Contest Winners

Theme - Experience Movement: Images capturing movement within everyday life of your host culture, in work, play, ceremony, and surroundings; either subtle or dynamic.

Berber Path

First Place

Berber Path

Ashlynne Ray

This photograph captures movement from foreign to familiar as two Berbers leave the camel- backed, wide-eyed travelers to climb the sand dune and disappear to their home camp in the Sahara.


Don't Blink Italy Amalfi Coast

Second Place

Don't Blink

Avery Durko



In a world of constant change, all we can do is savor a moment. On a speeding boat ride through the Amalfi Coast, with waves crashing below me and clouds swirling above me, I was able to capture this moment in time, and relive this experience over and over.


Reflected Japn

Third Place

Reflected Movement

Ashley Kahen



Being a part of the movement in Tokyo's daily hustle and bustle was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my time abroad in Asia. This photo encompasses Tokyo's fast-paced lifestyle while exhibiting its mesmerizing modern architecture.


Tower Bridge London England

People's Choice Award

Tower Bridge

Hayley O'Driscoll



Tower Bridge, one of London’s most famous landmarks, lifts open to allow ships to pass by multiple times each day. Here, the bridge is currently opening for a vessel to pass through upstream. Traffic on the bridge comes to a standstill as the bridge opens and the vessel moves through.


Recess in Guatemala

Honorable Mention


Sierra Gunberg



This photo attempts to capture the unadulterated bliss (and chaos) that was the recess break in the school I volunteered for in Guatemala. The center child is relishing in some of the toys we brought for the students to enjoy.


Night Fountains China

Honorable Mention

Night Fountains

Jamie Darling



This photo was taken on my last night in the city of Dengkou and holds a lot of meaning to me because that night we said goodbye to our students. The fountain has no barrier so children can run freely through it.