Student photographers honored in annual contest

Tortillas de Maiz
"Tortillas de Maiz" by Nathan Kalb took first prize in the Einaudi Center's annual photo competition

An image of an indigenous woman preparing food in southern Mexico was the top vote-getter in the Einaudi Center’s 2016 student photo competition.

“Tortillas de Maiz" was shot by Nathan Kalb, a graduate student at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. It shows a Tzotzil woman making tortillas in Mexico's Chiapas state. 

"Kenyan Hospitality" by Guarav Toor

Second place went to Guarav Toor for another food shot, a still life of snacks and tea in Gitugi, Kenya, called “Kenyan Hospitality.”

Toor is a doctoral student in the government department.

Zeynep Goksel, a master’s student in landscape architecture and city and regional planning, took third place for her photo “Fishermen,” taken in Beirut, Lebanon.

Kalb, Toor, and Goksel all receive cash prizes. Their photos will be used in Einaudi Center publications and publicity materials.

Honorable mentions went to Kevin Alyono (undergraduate in international agriculture and rural development), Elena Guzman (graduate student in anthropology), Rina Kang (undergraduate in architecture), Rachel Odhner (graduate student in anthropology), Janet Smith (graduate student in development sociology), Emiko Stock (graduate student in anthropology), and Sisi Yu (graduate student in architecture). Their photos were taken in Germany, Haiti, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Spain, and Uganda. 

Guzman, Kang, and Stock each received two honorable mentions. 

"Fishermen" by Zeynep Goksel

The center’s annual photography competition is open to all Cornell students conducting research or studying abroad. 

This year, 20 students submitted 57 photos related to their research or study in various fields and geographic locations. 

Entries were on display in the atrium of the Biotech Building during International Education Week (November 14-18), then later moved to the Einaudi Center’s offices in Uris Hall.

Members of the Cornell community were invited to vote for their three favorite images.

Photo gallery: Winning entries from the 2016 student photo competition