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Picturing life abroad: winning photography from Bristol's language students

Detail of 'Nadezhda' (winner: 'People' category)

Detail of 'Nadezhda' (winner: 'People' category) Harry Engels

Detail of 'Easter Island' (winner: 'Places' category)

Detail of 'Easter Island' (winner: 'Places' category) Harry Engels

Detail of 'Praying' (winner: 'The Unexpected' category)

Detail of 'Praying' (winner: 'The Unexpected' category) Harry Engels

27 November 2012

Fourth-year students from the School of Modern Languages have had a number of successes in the field of photography.

The School’s annual Year Abroad Photography Competition encourages undergraduates to reflect on their experiences abroad and their understanding of other languages and cultures, and promotes the breadth of placements to the second-year students who are about to follow in their footsteps.

The competition’s three categories, and this year’s winners, are as follows:

People: Harry Engels (BA Russian)

Places: Lucy Hill (BA Spanish)

The Unexpected: Harry Engels (BA Russian)

You can see all the winning images, with notes by the students, on the School’s gallery page.

 

Other successes

One of the runners-up in the School’s competition, Robert Hall (German), was highly commended in a national competition organised by the British Council and Ecorys Research and Consulting, for a portfolio of photographs he took during his year abroad in Berlin, Dresden and Cologne.

Other Modern Languages students achieved success in a travel photography competition organised by the University’s student newspaper, Epigram. Winning images by Emma-Victoria Farr (German), Louise Burfitt (German), Emily Hall-Strutt (Italian and Spanish) and Emma Chowdhury (Italian and Spanish) also captured the diversity of the year abroad experience.

More details of all these winners are available in the School’s own news item.