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. Winners are selected for each of 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 

In addition, an Audience Choice winner is selected by attendees of the Photo Contest from finalist images.

Participants agree to comply with photography code of ethics. For additional information on ethical communication practices for global development work see this article.

The contest is generously sponsored by the Laney Graduate School.

Winning Images - My Vantage Point


My Vantage Point First Place - Marc Anthony Branch. Marc Anthony worked for Habitat for Humanity International in Cambodia.



My Vantage Point Second Place - Laila Mousa. Laila Mousa worked as an intern for CARE Jordan’s Sustainable Development team, where she researched and wrote stories about CARE Jordan’s work in areas of gender-based violence prevention, civic engagement, and economic empowerment. 


My Vantage Point 3rd Place

My Vantage Point Third Place - Eréndira Fortanel Herrera.  Eréndira worked with ACDI/VOCA in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where she helped with the implementation of USAID’s “Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition (LPIN)” initiative.



Winning Images - Our Field Experience

Our Field Experience First Place Winner

Our Field Experience First Place - Ian Hamilton. Ian Hamilton worked with Worldreader in Ghana, monitoring their digital reading program, Ghana District Scale, across the Kwaebibirem District.



Our Field Experience Second Place - Arielle Nelson. Ariell was a member of an Emory Global Health Institute interdisciplinary team that partnered with Espoir Pour La Santé (EPLS), Station d'Innovation Aquacole (SIA), and Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal.


Our Field Experience 3rd Place

Our Field Experience Third Place - Fiona Cooper. Fiona spent her summer working with the Lao Rugby Federation and ChildFund Pass it Back in Laos.



Winning Image - Audience Choice

Audience Choice Winner 2019

Audience Choice Winner - Katie Pons. Katie spent the summer working with ACDI/VOCA on the Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Project, funded by USAID.