34 Students Show Art at International Photo Contest

Olivia DrakeMarch 1, 20116min


Andrew Gottlieb ’14 spoke about his photo, “Break,” during the International Photo Contest reception Feb. 16 in Zelnick Pavilion. The photo contest was sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Usdan University Center Art Committee. Gottlieb photographed the two entertainers from a Ferris wheel in front of the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. He and 33 other Wesleyan students exhibited photos.



Laura Heath ’11 stands by her photo titled “Belizean Grasshopper.” Heath took the photo in the village of Indiana Church in Orange Walk District, Belize. “I worked on an archeological dig there, and got to know the local wildlife a little too well. These grasshoppers were everywhere, and were about six inches long,” she says.



Emma Gorin ’12 photographed “Solemi” while studying abroad at the Universidad Autonoma del Yucatán, in Mexico in 2010. Gorin had two photographs on display in the pavilion.



Arya Alizadeh ’13 photographed the night blooming cereus, titled “The Flower” at in Bermuda. The picture took second place in the Animals and Nature category. “We Bermudians will often travel to areas around the island where these plants grow to see many blossoms coming from a single cactus,” Alizadeh explains.



Sora Akiyoshi ’14 took a first place in the Animals and Nature category with her photo, “A Day in the Life of a Pet Iguana.” Akiyoshi captured the lizard relaxing on the fence next to a food vendor in Hua Hin, Thailand. “He looks like he’s three feet long, but he really was small,” Akiyoshi says. Her photo will be enlarged and displayed in Usdan University Center. (Photos by Olivia Drake)