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IMBA Photo Competition

Magical caves, peacock dancers, a picture-perfect Swiss scene and an intern who likes to clown around were the subjects of the photographs voted best in the 2012 IMBA Photo Contest.

The winning contestants are Yuri Bhanage, Anastasia Feofanova, Amberle Fant and Morgan McCutchin – all members of the IMBA Classes of 2012 and 2013. Over 100 images were submitted in four categories:  Conceptual/Artistic, Experiences, People, and Places. These photos were taken in locations around the world by students traveling, studying foreign languages and interning abroad. Current IMBA students, alumni, faculty and staff cast votes to determine the winning photo in each category. The photo contest was initiated by IMBA students in 2005 to highlight a very important feature of the Moore IMBA program – international experience through an internship or study abroad. 

“Clowning Around" won the Experiences category. Service project in Morretes, Parana, planting trees with students of a rural school in partnership with Brazilian NGO "Civis Mundo" and educating them through story telling about the importance of preserving the environment.

Photographed by Anastasia Feofanova, Portuguese Track, Class of 2012 in Morretes, Parana, Brazil.
"Postcard Perfect" won the places category. Morgan McCutchin captured this picturesque scene in Mt. Rigi, Switzerland.

Photographed by Morgan McCutchin, Spanish Track, Class of 2012 in Mt. Rigi, Switzerland.
"Reflections" won the Artistic category. The lighting in the 180 million year old limestone caves near Guilin, China reflected in the water seem too magical to be real.

Photographed by Yuri Bhanage, Chinese Track, Class of 2013 in Reed Flute caves, Guilin, China.
"Spirit of the Peacock Dance" won the People category. The Yunnan minorities believe that one must dance to fully live. Members of the Dai minority dance in the moonlight lit stage to illustrate the spirit of dance.

Photographed by Amberle Fant, Chinese Track, Class of 2013 in Kunming, China.

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