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ISSUE 115 VOL 17 PUBLISHED 4/12/2002

Culture through photos

By Anonymous
Contributing Writer


Friday, April 12, 2002

Wouldnt it be great if your memories abroad could be vividly shared with those you missed back home? St. Olaf provides an answer. The annual International and Off-Campus photo contest allows students to submit intriguing photos from many areas of the world. From New York to Brazil, Italy, and even Ghana, students capture the essence of another culture while spending time off campus. This year, during the 19th annual photo contest, 580 photos were submitted from trips all across the globe. Three photos were chosen as Top Awards, while four awards were granted Honorable Mention. Each photo will be enlarged and on display in Buntrock Commons on the way to the library from April 15-28. Thirty-two photos in all will be on exhibit. Judging was done anonymously by a panel of judges including students and faculty. The judges were not informed of the location or the photographers name. For nineteen years, St. Olaf has celebrated its tradition of sending students abroad by hosting the photo contest. Students who do not travel abroad, thus have the opportunity to share in the rich experience by catching a glimpse of what their peers see during their travels. Winning photos are also used for St. Olaf publications, reaching alumni and other members of the St. Olaf community. Although it may be a nuisance to always be looking through a lens while touring, the memories of a wonderful experience are forever preserved with film. The benefit they provide to curious armchair travelers is second best to the actual experience. Students thinking about going abroad should pay close attention to their surroundings. A winning photo opportunity may be near.





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