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The Art of Traveling Well Awards

2012 Award Winners

WRITING

Top Award:

God is Good by Cassie Westrate

Second Place:

Stranger Love by Hayley Cox

Honorable Mention:

Death Braids by Josiah Majetich

MULTIMEDIA

Top Award: Wope Laif by Caitlin Saupe, Semester in Ghana

Wope Laif--You Like Life from Caitlin Saupe on Vimeo.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
INDIVIDUAL PHOTO DIVISION:

Scenic/Cultural Photo, First Place, Madi Goodman in China

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Scenic/Cultural Photo, Second Place, Maria Smilde in Peru

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Scenic/Cultural Photo, Honorable Mention, Hayley Cox in Ghana

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Creative Eye Photo, First Place, Kendra Altena in China

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Creative Eye Photo, Second Place, Kellan Day in Hungary

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Creative Eye Photo, Honorable Mention, Katie Barkley in Hungary

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People/Moments Photo, First Place, Haley Cox in Ghana

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People/Moments Photo, Second Place, Katie Barkley in Hungary

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People/Moments Photo, Honorable Mention, Scott Stensrud in Peru

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PHOTO SERIES DIVISION

First Place: Maria Smilde in Peru
I wanted to do this photo series demonstrating the process of alpaca wool from the alpaca to the market. Garments made of alpaca can be found all over Peru, and sold for very cheap. It is important to take the time to realize the craftsmanship and hard labor that goes into each garment that we purchase, and maybe take the time to consider how this might be affecting their economy and to think about who it is that is making these clothes for so little compensation. These photos begin to demonstrate the process from the alpaca, to the dying of the wool, to the market.

 

Honorable Mention: Madi Goodman in China
There are many ways to enter into China, but the simplest one is by walking through a doorway.  Come and step into my world, or what had been my world for four months this past fall in China.  Though only a glimpse into the moment, a glimpse is all one needs to become curious of what lies beyond.  These doorways entice one to step into and explore what lies through them, whether it is intimate gardens, Buddhist temples, private hutong courtyards or vast public venues.  Stepping over the threshold, a new world encircles us, steeped in traditions yet open to receiving new ideas.  These doors of varying shapes and sizes all welcome the weary traveler, the foreign businessman, and even the curious student to immerse themselves in this ancient yet ever-changing culture.

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