The Carolina Global Photography Exhibition opened at the FedEx Global Education Center this month for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The exhibition showcases finalists from the Carolina Global Photography Competition and features photos from over 30 countries.
The exhibition includes selections from the over 300 submitted photos taken by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni from the University.
Katie Costanza, the associate director for strategy & impact in the Office of the Vice Provost of Global Affairs, said the photos selected show unique viewpoints from different countries.
“We particularly are interested in images that embrace new perspectives, that have artistic merit and that maybe tell a story about an area of the world that isn't stereotypical,” she said.
The Carolina Global Photography Competition and its corresponding exhibition have been running for more than 20 years, Costanza said.
The purpose of the exhibition, she said, is to highlight different ways the UNC community interacts with the world.
“Our hope is that we're displaying the diversity of the world, of humanity and of all the different nuances of those stories and the human experience,” she said.
Costanza said that submissions from undergraduate students make up more than three-quarters of the exhibit.
Julian Goldner, a junior who won third place for his piece called “Dancer at Oruro Carnival,” said that he took his photo in Bolivia at one of the biggest carnivals in the world.