Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 12th annual International Eye Photo Contest, sponsored by the Office of International Programs in collaboration with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, were announced virtually this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty-three photos were selected from approximately 500 total submissions, all taken between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Annabelle Priestley, curatorial assistant at the Princeton University Art Museum, judged the main categories. In lieu of an in-person celebration, students selected for this year’s contest received framed photos of their work.

Best in Show, 1st Place, Landscape/Nature

Harshini Abbaraju ’22

Ladakh, India


1st Place, Tigers Abroad

Bruce Allen ’20

Bodh Gaya, India

1st Place, Abstraction

Ashley Cao ’23

Surakarta, Indonesia

1st Place, People

Anna Hiltner ’23

Valle Alto, Cochabamba, Bolivia

1st Place, Architecture/Cityscape

Hyojin Lee ’20

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1st Place, PIIRS Global Seminar

Owen Matthews ’22

Yakutsk, Russia

1st Place, Window on Eurasia

Jianing Zhao ’20

St. Petersburg, Russia