Winners of global photo competition announced

Published: October 30 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida International Center announced the winners of its 11th Annual Global Culture Photo Competition.

They are:

Category 1 - study abroad students

1st         Northern Lights by Ray Lowenstein (Reykjavik, Iceland)

2nd       Mo’orea’s Signature by Larissa Menke (Mo'orea, Tahiti, French Polynesia)

3rd        Color Cruisin' by Michael Stone (Berlin, Germany)

Category 2 - international students

1st         Fun After Holi by Bac Cheng Huang (Gainesville, Fla.)

2nd        Shadows on Castillo de San Marcos by Sritapa Dutta (San Augustine, Fla.)

3rd         I Fell in Love with the Idea of Falling in Love with You… by Soham Das (Millennium Park, Chicago)


Category 3 - faculty, staff and alumni

1st         Monastic Boyhood by Quynh-Le Nguyen (Outside of Hsipaw, Myanmar)

2nd       Beijing Opera by Kenneth D. Wald (Beijing, China)

3rd       Hungry Alpacas by Andrew Wolpert (Cusco, Peru)

To view all winning photos visit

An opening reception will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Grinter Gallery as part of International Education Week 2014. The winning photographers will be present to share the story behind their photos. An exhibit featuring the winning photographs will be shown in the gallery Nov. 12-Dec. 5. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.



Contact: Mabel Cardec, 352-273-1515,