Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest: Lecture and Award Ceremony

Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest: Lecture and Award Ceremony

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Trans-Border Institute hosted a photography contest for high school and college students titled “Re-Imagining Borders” to stimulate young audiences, develop greater awareness, think creatively, and exchange ideas about the meaning and impact of borders. While the Trans-Border Institute’s work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border, participants were encouraged to use photography to explore the theme of borders in a variety of forms (physical, psychological, ethnic, cultural, national, or international) and imagine new ways of overcoming barriers.

The contest culminated with a lecture by Photo-Documentarian Jon Lowenstein of Noor Images, who discussed his work surrounding his photography exhibit Shadow Lives, USA. (For more information on Jon Lowenstein, please click here). Lowenstein focused his remarks on the experiences he has had in his career and some of the obstacles he encountered in the places he has worked in, including Chicago's Southside, Guatemala, and Mexico. He also discussed the difference between censored images in the United States and in other countries around the world. Following the lecture, the Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest Award Ceremony was held where Best in Show winners were presented awards by Jon Lowenstein and Dominic Bracco, a photojournalist from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The ceremony was followed with a reception in the gallery where Best in Show photographs were on display.

Lecture by Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein
Thursday, April 11, 2013
6 p.m., Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Theatre

Photography Contest Award Ceremony
Thursday, April 11, 2013
7 p.m., Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Theatre

Best in Show Workshop
Friday, April 12, 2013
2 p.m., Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Room C

Click here to view the Best in Show winning images, and the full videos of the lecture by Jon Lowenstein, the award ceremony, and the Best in Show Workshop.

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