May 28, 2013—Students recently submitted over 300 photos for Georgetown College’s annual photo contest.
- Grand Prize and Scholarship Winner: Reading Makes You Fly by Eugene Ang (F’16). “I have always wanted to do a levitation-style photo because I was inspired by a photo-blog by Natsumi Hayashi that featured photos of her levitating. As a photographer with The Hoya, I decided to do a levitation-style photo of myself reading The Hoya. After about 20 tries with the self-timer function on my camera and my tripod, I got the shot! I like the photo a lot because it looks really natural, like I am just floating out from the door.” — Eugene Ang
- Hoya Saxa Winner: All You Need Is GUGS by Chris Yedibalian (C’13). “The photo was taken last August at the first GUGS (Georgetown University Grilling Society) grill of the year during New Student Orientation. I think it shows a fun, close-knit group of Georgetown students giving back to their campus and providing new students with their first taste of the Georgetown experience.” — Chris Yedibalian
- Beyond the Classroom Winner: The Silhouette by Robin Go (F’16). “I shot this photo on a GUTS bus driving back on Key Bridge. It’s not uncommon to find ourselves lost in thought at this sight. I think the obligatory Healy shot never gets old because the silhouette strikes any Hoya with an acute sense of emotion by promptly delineating singular Georgetown moments—whether that be for our New Student Convocation, our graduation, or all the lovely things in between.” — Robin Go
Winners were chosen by a committee, including Assistant Professor of Photography Michael Osborne. Exploring subjects such as architecture, public space, landscape, and technology, Osborne’s work reflects his interest in the perpetual flux of the contemporary world, which can be observed in projects such as Enter the Dragon (2006–08) in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei; Underground (2009–10) in Stuttgart, Germany; and Floating Island (2012) in the Great Basin Desert town of Wendover, Utah. Professor Osborne’s work is included in museum collections, and he frequently shows in solo and group exhibitions.
See all of the contest entries on the College’s Flickr page.