Exciting News! The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has announced the winners of its highly anticipated photo contest. After a long and arduous judging process, the winners have finally been selected. The competition, which has become a long-standing tradition, recognizes the best photographs of Latin America and the Caribbean, showcasing the region’s beauty and culture.
We are thrilled to announce that the first prize goes to Kaitlin Scott for her outstanding photograph, “Mujer Como Torre.” The photograph captures the essence of Latin American and Caribbean culture, showcasing the strength and beauty of the women in the region. The photograph’s use of color and contrast is breathtaking, and it truly stands out as a unique representation of the region.
The second prize goes to Sam Arvin for his stunning photograph, “Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic.” The photograph captures the essence of the region, offering a local perspective instead of the typical tourist view. The photograph’s composition and use of light are exceptional, and it is evident that the photographer put a great deal of thought and care into capturing the perfect shot.
The judging process was rigorous, with multiple metrics used to ensure that the values of authenticity, connection with the current photos collection, and a local view were rewarded. The judges (Diego Barbosa-Vásquez – Head of the Jury, Gabriela Kolman, and Dora Ahearn-Wood) were impressed with the quality of the submissions, but ultimately, Kaitlin Scott and Sam Arvin’s photographs stood out as the clear winners.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to support and celebrate the region’s art and culture, and the photo contest is just one of the many ways in which they do so. We congratulate Kaitlin Scott and Sam Arvin on their well-deserved prizes, and we can’t wait to see what future artists and photographers will bring to the competition. Their work serves as a reminder of the richness and beauty of the Latin American and Caribbean region, and we are proud to be able to showcase it through this contest.
“Mujer Como Torre” by Kaitlin Scott
“Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic.” by Sam Arvin