Kellogg Institute Photo Contest

Author: Sara Nunley

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies held a University-wide photo contest to discover compelling photographs of contemporary Haiti. Open to University of Notre Dame students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the contest focused on the HSA conference theme: “Migration, Crossing Boundaries, Paths Forward.”

Top submissions and winners in each of four categories will be on exhibit during the HSA conference in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies November 6-8th.

Professor Thomas Anderson won 1st and 2nd prize in the Kellogg Institute’s photo contest for the conference under "Faces of Dignity".

Faces of Dignity

On a Shoestring — Thomas F. Anderson

(1st place)

I titled this photo "on a shoestring" (see the shoestring hanging to left of subject) because so many Hatians are forced to seek out a living with a very small amount of money and resources.



Faces of Dignity

Grand Goave Lobsterman — Thomas F. Anderson

(2nd place)

While taking photos along the coast near Grand Goave, I spent an hour or so watching this Haitian lobster fisherman as he expertly manipulated his lobster trap and transported it back and forth out to sea on his dugout canoe.  This was a man who had clearly mastered his craft, and his diligence and apparent pride in his work conjured the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said that "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." 

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