MDP Photo Contest

The Emory MDP photo contest is designed for students to share their experiences and demonstrate the breadth of their field practicums through photography. These were chosen in two categories:

My Vantage Point: photos of people, locations and events encountered during the field practicum; Our Field Experience: photos featuring MDP students engaged in field practicum activities. Lastly, an Audience Choice winner is selected by attendees of the Photo Contest from finalist images

View the Winning and Selected Images for all editions of the photo contest.

The contest is generously sponsored by the Laney Graduate School.

Winning Images - My Vantage Point


First Place: SYDNEY HERNDON spent the summer on a small island in Northern Fiji, where she worked with the ecotourism company Bridge the Gap Villages. In support of their communication strategy, she documented individual's stories and perspectives and the evolution of the community's partnership with the social enterprise. 


Second Place: MARINANGELES GUTIERREZ worked with World Resources Institute’s Climate Resilience Practice focused on climate mainstreaming in India.


Tied for Third Place: ALYSSA BOVELL participated in a multidisciplinary research project in partnership with the Emory Global Health Institute, the University of Chile’s Department for Midwifery and the Promotion of Health of Women and Newborns and the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center in Santiago, Chile. 


Tied for Third Place: SARAH DURRY worked in Kolkata, India with Emory's Center for Global Safe WASH and the National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED). The research project objectives were to learn about water and sanitation behaviors as it relates to interaction with domestic animals in urban slums. 

Winning Images - Our Field Experience


First Place: MELANIA CROCE worked in Kenya with Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP), an organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize marginalized youth in East Nairobi.
Second Place: KATIE PONS spent her summer with CARE Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan working in knowledge management, and learning.

Winning Image - Audience Choice


SYDNEY HERNDON worked with the ecotourism company Bridge the Gap Villages in Northern Fiji.