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Univ photography competition winners

The votes are in and counted, and the Univ Community has spoken in this year’s College-wide photography competition. In first place is…

“Light After Lockdown” submitted by Rhiannon Harries (2003, Oriental Studies). “I took this photo inside Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi in August 2020, shortly after the first lockdown had ended and monuments reopened. India’s lockdown had been one of the strictest in the world and this visit to the tomb was one of the first times I had been able to venture out for many months. I was fortunate to capture the late afternoon rays shining through the intricately designed Moghul lattice window on to the stone floor of the tomb. Amid the pandemic, it evokes for me a feeling of hope and appreciating small freedoms whilst facing the reality of continued restrictions, since our view beyond is obscured.”

In second place was “Colder, Warmer” by Jesse Wang (2019, Physics) taken in Quebec City, Canada. And in joint third place “The Pigeon Hole Principle” by Bill Roscoe, Research Fellow in Computer Science, and “Umbrian Driveway” from Steb (Frederick Stephen) Fisher (1972, Chemistry).

Unfortunately the planned exhibition event has been postponed, but we hope to stage this later in the year.

Our thanks to WCR President Ethan Petrou (2018, DPhil Earth and Environmental Sciences) for organising the competition and to all those who took the time to submit such a wonderfully diverse range of photos and to vote.

The Univ Photography Competition will return in 2022…

View all of the submissions for 2021 below.

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Note: Photo (c) sits with individual competition entrants; images may not be downloaded, copied or otherwise distributed without prior written permission.

Published: 29 June 2021

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