Thursday, April 25, 2013
In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Trans-Border Institute hosted its first Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest, an exhibition for high school and college students aimed at stimulating young audiences to develop greater awareness, think creatively, and exchange ideas about the meaning and impact of borders. Participants were encouraged to use photography to explore the theme of borders in a variety of forms and imagine new ways of overcoming barriers. On April 11, 2013, the contest culminated with a lecture by photojournalist Jon Lowenstein of NOOR Images and award ceremony where the 20 Best in Show contest winners were announced and acknowledged. Read more about the contest, view Best in Show winning images, and watch full videos of the lecture and award ceremony.