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Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

last modified Jul 14, 2020 03:17 PM
The department of POLIS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition.
Fieldwork Photography Competition Winners

1st Prize - Nick Chan

This year's POLIS Fieldwork Photography Competition was again run in collaboration with the blog, In The Long Run (ITLR), to showcase the best images our PhD students have taken whilst out on their fieldwork.

We received some fantastic entries but the judges decided on the following 3 winning images, congratulations to Nick Chan, Tessa Laing and Konstantinos Pittas for sharing your photos.

First Place:

Nick Chan, PhD Candidate, Politics and International Studies.

'Exterior shot of Kuala Lumpur High Court, taken in August 2019. I was meeting a judge who presided over terrorism cases there and realised upon arrival that, as heavy the subject matter of my research was, the Brutalist face of Justice can be equally imposing too'.

In Second Place:

Tessa Laing, PhD candidate, Centre of Development Studies.

'I stripped in front of Government ministers to defend our land.' Acholi and Benet communities share strategies of resistance to violent eviction at the foot of Mount Elgon, Uganda. October 2019.

In Third Place:

Konstantinos Pittas, PhD candidate, Politics and International Studies.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, USA, 2019. Museums are not neutral: here the sponsoring energy companies claim to be preserving and protecting the marine habitats at the Gulf of Mexico.


These images will be featured on our website in the upcoming academic year, so keep your eye out for them!

Thank you again to everyone who entered this year. The Fieldwork Photography Competition will be running again next year, so please keep that in mind whilst you are out on fieldwork, this coming year!