The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Through the eyes of alumni

Ohio State alumni took many of the stunning photos from around the world selected for the Office of International Affairs' 2014 photo exhibition.

Sunrise over Cappadocia 

Photo Location: Gerome, Cappadocia, Turkey
Photographer: Joyce Zhang
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student and Alumni
Category: Places Award: Best in Show
Award: Best in Show

Sunrise over Cappadocia

Sunrise over Cappadocia

In the photographer's words: "Mornings in the small town of Goreme, Turkey bring hundreds of hot air balloons over the amazing volcanic landscape characterized by unique rock formations formed over two million years ago." 

Alexandra

Photo Location: Mallasa, Bolivia
Photographer: Anna Irvine
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: People
Award: 2nd Place

Alexandra

Alexandra

In the photographer's words: "Part of my job as a volunteer in Bolivia is to work at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Center. Alexandra, the girl in the photo, is one of the students in my class, and loves getting her picture taken. In this particular picture, she is laughing after trying to scare one of the volunteers during snack time. The center provides care for children from low-income families in the village of Mallasa."

Temple of Heavenly Roses

Photo Location: Temple of Heaven, China
Photographer: Elizabeth Roche
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

Temple of Heavenly Roses

Temple of Heavenly Roses

In the photographer's words: "Roses were in bloom as we visited the Temple of Heaven. The gardens here were spectacular, the roses being my favorite."

Camel Outside the Amber Fort

Photo Location: Jaipur, India
Photographer: Joyce Zhang
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student, Alumni
Category: Animals
Award: Honorable Mention

Camel Outside the Amber Fort

Camel Outside the Amber Fort

In the photographer's words: "Camels are used for carrying heavy loads in the hot and dry climate of Jaipur, India."

Curious

Photo Location: Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand
Photographer: Brianna Jordan
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student, Alumni
Category: Animals
Award: Honorable Mention

Curious

Curious

In the photographer's words: "The subject of this photo is a captive giraffe tame to humans. I was intrigued at how close I was able to come to this animal and had to capture the moment."

Elephant Working at Dusk

Photo Location: Jaipur, India
Photographer: Jared Bibler
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Animals
Award: 3rd Place

Elephant Working at Dusk

Elephant Working at Dusk

In the photographer's words: "I had seen other elephants in India, but only at roadside stops, decorated with paint and cloth, catering to tourists. Therefore this beast of burden working at dusk on the outskirts of Jaipur was quite a memorable scene. Some friends and I stepped out of the car to watch as this massive animal quietly passed by."

Hustle of São Paulo

Photo Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Photographer: Rishab Bhardwaj
Home Country: India
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

Hustle of São Paulo

Hustle of São Paulo

In the photographer's words: "This is an iconic train station in Sao Paulo. What attracted me to capturing this was the symmetry of the design."

Putting on a Show

Photo Location: Rome, Italy
Photographer: Andrew Mateja
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Animals
Award: 1st Place

Putting on a Show

Putting on a Show

In the photographer's words: "The peacock is a beautiful creature with an endless array of colors to greet your eye. At the Rome zoo, this peacock was gracefully roaming the walkways free in all its glory. As I approached it, it turned towards me, ready to put on a show for the camera."

Golden

Photo Location: Rome, Italy
Photographer: Andrew Mateja
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

Golden

Golden

In the photographer's words: "Sant' Andrea della Valle appears to be bathed in gold as the setting sun strikes at just the right angle through the clerestory windows above."

Fall in Tokyo

Photo Location: Imperial Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Photographer: Yuhao Sun
Home Country: China
University Affiliation: Alumni
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

Fall in Tokyo

Fall in Tokyo

In the photographer's words: "Having been living in Texas for couple of years, I almost forgot how autumn looks like. It was a bit chilling in that morning, and we paid a short visit to the Imperial Garden. At the start I was too lazy to take out my camera, until I saw this lovely couple walking through the Platanus alley. Love is about romantic place, but more about the person with you. I shall return someday with my girl."

Full gallery

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