2021 Global Moments Photography Exhibit

The Global Moment Photo Exhibit was created to celebrate students who studied abroad during Spring 2020 and Fall 2020. These two semesters marked the beginning and continuation of the coronavirus outbreak, a quickly moving phenomenon that would soon become a pandemic and forever change the world. With little warning, spring semester programs were cut short, and students were impacted in different, yet significant ways. The majority of exhibit photos were taken before the severity of the coronavirus was known, but a few images speak directly to what it was like to leave abruptly from a place one was just beginning to call home. We hope you enjoy these special moments and the narratives that tell the stories behind the images.

“A Procession” by Ellen Arvidson
Tangier, Morocco | February 2020

As we walked across the beach in Tangier, Morocco, it was one of those moments I wished I could pause forever. Just the day before, we had taken the ferry from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar, making Africa the third continent I had ever set foot on. Today, we were offered the opportunity to ride camels on the beach. It seemed like a remarkably touristy yet irrefutably fun activity. One thing we learned that day: camels are much, much taller than you think they are, and it’s a long way down if you happen to lose your hold on the bumpy ride. The experience was brief, but felt very unreal. Watching the line of camels idle past us, led by their guide, I felt acutely aware of just how tiny I was in the scheme of things. I wondered if I would ever be back in that exact place and, assuming not, I took in the moment for all it was worth.


“Friendly Thieves” by Ellen Arvidson
Gibraltar, Spain | February 2020

On our way from Seville to Morocco, we stopped on Spain’s southern coast for a visit in the British territory known as Gibraltar. The territory is known for the famous Rock of Gibraltar which soars over the city, seemingly appearing from nothing. However, the real gem of Gibraltar is found at a similar altitude, near the entrance to a vast network of caves: Europe’s only wild monkey population. As we exited the car, we were warned to leave all food and bags behind. Some of us followed orders, and others soon learned that not only do the famous Macaque monkeys love to perch themselves on top of visitors’ heads, they also love to fully unzip backpacks in pursuit of treats. You have not lived until you have seen a monkey lure a passerby into a sense of trust and then promptly begin unbuttoning purses and pulling out full sandwiches. Needless to say, we left with about fifty percent less food than we arrived with.


“Peanut Palace” by Ellen Arvidson
Sintra, Portugal | March 2020

During our time in Lisbon, Portugal, we took the train into a town called Sintra. The town itself could only be described as something out of a whimsical storybook, with its cobblestone alleyways, tiny cottages, and perfectly placed flowerbeds. We drove through winding streets, climbing higher and higher towards our destination: Pena Palace (which we affectionately dubbed Peanut Palace). After a steep walk through a forest, the palace presented itself to us in unmistakable, vibrant primary colors. Although it was built in the 19th century, the palace didn’t appear from another time exactly, but from another, more eccentric world. It was the type of place to make you question whether it would still be there once you left, or if it would slip back into whatever wonderful fairytale it spawned from.


“The Hills are Alive in Monteverde” by Emma Bellefleur
Monteverde, Costa Rica | January 2020

There is a dirt road that winds through the hills from Lake Arenal to the northern mountains in Monteverde, Costa Rica. As the road rises higher in elevation, the landscape opens up, revealing the hills below. The color green reaches across the landscape, touching every tree, shrub, hill and valley, bringing the scene to life.


“Exploring Varanasi” by Sarah Benson
Varanasi, India | March 2020

On our excursion to India, my study abroad group stopped in Varanasi for a night. Having only one morning to explore the city, a friend and I woke up at dawn to see as much of it as we could. We spent the whole morning walking nowhere in particular, seeing many corners of the city. In our exploration, we came across this lovely park where a group of friends played cricket in the soft morning light. Without our aimless wanderings, we never would have stumbled across this perfect, peaceful moment.


“Final Night in Nepal” by Sarah Benson
Boudha, Nepal | March 2020

Boudhanath Stupa is located in Boudha, Nepal. Buddhists from all around the world come to the Stupa to worship and do Kora. I took this photo on my last night in Nepal. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I would wake up the next morning with an email saying that I had to leave the country by midnight. However, I was glad to have that final night, going out to eat with friends at one of the highest points overlooking the city and walking by the Stupa on the way back to my homestay. I thought it looked dynamic at night with the beautiful eyes looking at me and the prayer flags blowing softly in the wind. It was truly the best way to end my time in Nepal.


“Lay Me Down to Rest” by Alexis Comeau
Turrialba, Costa Rica | February 2020

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Flash back to 1000 BCE, this archaeological site known as Guayabo National Monument was flourishing with vibrant indigenous life, including aqueducts, roadways, petroglyphs, with an estimated 10,000 inhabitants. Only 400 years later, it was mysteriously abandoned, leaving even modern historians perplexed. On our way back from a permaculture farm we stopped for a visit. During the tour, the guide pointed out these stone craters which were actually tomb sites for warriors who had perished in battle. In the roughly 3,000 years that have passed since the graves were first dug, Ficus trees such as this one, have taken them over, leaving behind an incredibly symbolic message of our inevitable return to the elements that surround us. Each time I look at this picture, I think about how the Guayabo people would feel if they could have known that someone many generations in the future would be coming to gaze upon the pieces of their eerie disappearance. It makes me wonder what our cities, homes, and graveyards will look like 3,000 years in the future.


“Life on the Edge” by Alexis Comeau
San José Province, Costa Rica | January 2020

The sun rose behind us as we piled onto the bus and set our sights for Volcan Irazú on my second full day in this beautiful country. All 31 of the International Center for Sustainable Development Studies spring term students stumbled out of the packed vehicle and over towards the lip of the crater in awe. The wind was almost unbearable, continuously pelting sand at my exposed ankles, but even that did not seem to matter at this moment. Here we were, at the top of one of nature’s most desolate creations, an erupting mountain top, yet nested within it was so much life. These organisms had adapted to the high altitude, low oxygen, extremely sun beaten landscape, by rooting themselves into barren rock. I smiled, acknowledging the evolutionary intelligence that these incredible plants possessed. In that moment I promised to honor the innate resilience within myself, no matter what the next 3 months had in store.


“Celtic Afterlife” by Shelagh Fluharty
Aran Islands, Ireland | March 2020

On the largest of the Aran Islands, off the Western coast of Galway, is this cemetery filled with Celtic Crosses as headstones. As you walk around the cemetery and the ruin of what once was a church, you feel a sense of peace from the lives lived out on the island. Religion is a large part of Irish culture and history and that extended out to the Aran Islands. The Celtic Cross is recognized as an Irish symbol especially as it pertains to Celtic Christianity. Most cemeteries in Ireland are consumed by head stones designed in the shape of Celtic Crosses but the cemetery at The Seven Churches is different. It is speculated that multiple saints are buried there as well as locals from the island of Inis Mor. The cemetery brings a more intimate aura around it because of the individuals buried there as the island holds a population of under 1,000 people. With a view of the coastline, the fresh salt air adds to the peace of those laid to rest here.


“Connemara Residents” by Shelagh Fluharty
Galway, Ireland | March 2020

County Galway is one of twenty-six counties in the Republic of Ireland. Located in Co. Galway is the Connemara National Park that is characterized by lakes, bogs, the Atlantic coastline, Connemara marble, and vast amounts of farmland. While the area is much rockier than other areas of Ireland, farmers use that to their advantage collecting mainly peat from the ground used as fuel for fire. The land also does not stop herds of sheep from living peacefully and wandering around the hills, lakes, and roads. Seen here, shepherds spray paint on their sheep to identify which ones belong to them. The herds of sheep add to the beauty of nature in Connemara and identifies another one of the many different lifestyles that Ireland holds.


“Gateway of Knowledge” by Shelagh Fluharty
Galway, Ireland | January 2020

As I walked around my new school for the semester, I visited one of the most breathtaking buildings that I saw during my time in Galway, Ireland. The skies had opened up after raining most of the day allowing the setting sun to hit the clouds, creating a light on the stones that made the building glow. When positioned in the middle of the quadrangle, one receives a 360° view of the beautiful architecture of the building. There is a sense that many have studied here before you and many people will come to the beautiful campus to study their elected subject for years to come.


“Flocking Bergen” by Madeline Gemme
Bergen, Norway | February 2020

On an overcast and gloomy Sunday afternoon, Bergen has few occupants in its city center. The air feels eerie and in a moment’s time, there is a change in the winds and a flock of birds leave the trees and swarm the pond. They circle the swans and ducks down below, and create a show for viewers like myself. For as far I can see, the flock hovers above Bergen, adding a sense of grim to the already dreary day.


“Lone House” by Madeline Gemme
Bergen, Norway | February 2020

Along the fjords of Norway, there are few signs of life. There are no visible roads, buildings, or people among the snowy cliffs and icy waters. As we travel along the sea, a lone house sits on a hill, overlooking the distant mountains. I can’t help but wonder who lives there, how do they get there, where do they get their groceries? Whoever they are, what a glorious view to wake up to each and every morning.


“Rush Hour” by Madeline Gemme
Copenhagen, Denmark | February 2020

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Copenhagen’s preferred mode of transportation through its city streets is biking. Equipped with two wheels, a bell, a basket to hold briefcases, and seats to hold children, these bikes carry eager Danes as they rush off to work. Rush hour traffic is just this, a peaceful flow of commuters, complementing the echo of the church bells in the distance.


“It’s Good to be Home” by Katriona Hajduk
St. Clair National Park, Tasmania | February 2020

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As I was walking in Tasmania, I was startled to see this little pademelon sitting a few yards away. Typically humans are surprised to encounter a wild animal but flipping this scenario, imagine what the animal feels. Little do people remember that when we see animals in the wild, they are at home. So my act of intrusion is similar to a stranger coming into our house and sitting on the sofa. No wonder they are curious or angry to see us; we would feel the same way too. However, not many people view the earth as a home because it does not have walls and a roof. But that doesn’t make it any less of a home. Their relationship with their home is technically deeper than ours because humans can move and build a new one. How-ever, animals only have one home, the earth. From this perspective, we should learn to respect the animals and their home a little bit more.


“Nature’s Masterpiece” by Katriona Hajduk
NSW, Australia | February 2020

The Border Ranges National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area in Australia. This is an incredibly rare habitat because the Gondwana ecosystem contains some of the earth’s major evolutionary, geological and biological processes throughout history. What I love most about this picture are the geological markers that sculpted the land. Every indentation was created from the power of nature’s elements. Over thousands of years, the remaining valley and cliffs became exquisite features of craftsmanship. Nature has this mysterious way of making our planet beautiful, and it only takes a moment to pause and appreciate it.


“This May Be a Little Nutty” by Katriona Hajduk
Currumbin Waters QLD, Australia | February 2020

As a local, people are accustomed to the landscape around them and forget to appreciate how incredibly the ecosystems around us thrive. However, when we travel to new places unlike our own, we experience that curiosity and wonder again. While taking a walk through the rainforest in Australia, I could not believe this was the typical backyard woods. I appreciated every single leaf, rock, and branch. The picture I submitted displays a simple hazelnut tree, yet I think it is the coolest thing I have ever seen. A local would not have appreciated the hazelnut tree as much as I did, and that is because this is not an ordinary sight to me. This realization leads me to think back to New England and the everyday environment I take for granted. Our planet is so wonderful, and we should all appreciate it more for what it is.


“Aurora Over the River” by Matt Heller
Rovaniemi, Finland | March 2020

In Northern Finland, on the border of the Arctic Circle, getting a glimpse of the Northern Lights simply takes time. On a clear night with solar activity, there’s a good chance to see the aurora borealis. In fact, this particular night the aurora wasn’t even that strong. A camera can pick up light better than the naked eye, but a green glow on the horizon was still evident as I stood on the frozen Ounasjoki River, freezing my hands attempting to focus my camera properly. While this location was a mere 10-minute walk from the house we were staying at, seeing this phenomenon is an experience that makes you simply stand and look, an action humanity has become separated from as we rush through our daily lives. To give this photo an additional magical undertone, Rovaniemi is known for being the home of Santa. It’s true, I met him.


“From Summit to Sea” by Matt Heller
Esjan Mountain Range, Iceland | February 2020

Tourism is a major economic driver in Iceland. People arrive at Keflavik International Airport, get whisked onto a bus bound for Reykjavík, and spend a few days touring popular locations such as the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. There is nothing inherently wrong with this as it makes travel bookings easy for tourists. However, the popular locations soon become crowded, ironically in a country that is very sparsely populated. A little extra effort can offer destinations that highlights the nations’ natural grandeur, such as here on the Esjan mountain range. The capital city can be seen to the bottom left, dwarfed by the snowy February landscape and the vast North Atlantic Ocean.


“Imagine Peace” by Matt Heller
Reykjavík, Iceland | February 2020

Across the Kollafjörður Bay from Reykjavík stands the Esjan mountain range, highlighted by a high point known as Kerhólakambur. In between sits the island of Viðey, housing the Viðeyjarstofa House, which was constructed by the Danish government in the 1750s. The island has archeological history that dates back to the 10th century, and is said to have housed Skuli Magnusson, the “father of Reykjavík”, in the 12th century. The island is also the site of the Imagine Peace Tower, dedicated by Yoko Ono to her late husband John Lennon. This tower is lit between October and December, shooting beams of light into the sky. Between the mountains and islands, Iceland’s capital city has one of the most beautiful backdrops imaginable.


“Birdseye View” by Riley Holzhuter
Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Bird species are abundant in Tanzania, but seldom are they as interested in us as much as we are interested in them. In a rogue moment of curiosity, this friendly flier landed stoically next to my paper and pen as I monotonously took homework notes. Little did I know it was just the motivation I needed to nourish my own curiosity once more.


“In Search of the Matriarch” by Riley Holzhuter
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania | February 2020

Tarangire National Park in Tanzania is known for the number of elephants that roam within its bounds. Our field research exploration was no exception as we gazed through the lenses of our binoculars in search of the matriarch. The matriarch in an elephant herd is the penultimate leader, the one that others rely on to provide direction in most aspects of life. They do so with quiet grace, the kind that reminds us of our own matriarchs or the ones we spend time searching for.


“Montane Rainforest Trek” by Riley Holzhuter
Mazumbai Forest, Tanzania | March 2020

The greenery here is a far cry from that of the Green Mountains we are so accustomed to. Thick, lush, moist, and warm are the soils and trees that monkeys play on and swing from in this montane rainforest. So thick and lush that our friend and guide, Iddi, swung his machete ahead of us to clear a path so that we could traverse the landscape. This didn’t do much for the fire ants we carefully avoided or the slick mud and subsequent falls that we endured, but we shared laughs and a love for the Earth through it all.


“Roots” by Molly Humiston
Lake Baleng, Cameroon | March 2020

With steps upon steps rising behind us, my group of fourteen – six Cameroonians and eight Americans – were met at the base by the curious gaze of a young boy. Below his dangling feet lay years of offerings to the spirits and ancestors whose presence are as much a part of the crater lake as the water itself. The boy’s companions paid my somewhat rowdy group no heed as they prepared yet another offering of salt and food. While welcomed to visit the lake by the local king (lowered by colonialists to “chief,” but known to their people as king), we were still outsiders caught in the watchful eyes of the boy whose eyes followed us along the shore. A solitary observer of us and the continued laying of his own roots. In the end, the boy never spoke – not to us nor to those he had come with – he only watched.


“Torrent of Tears” by Molly Humiston
Le Chute de la Metche , Cameroon | March 2020

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In the foreground lies a sacrificial offering to the spirits who roam Le Chute de la Metche. The site is one of great sorrow and respect for the Bamileke people, indigenous to the West Region of Cameroon. Their offerings are in remembrance of those who lost their lives to the torrent of water in the background. Cameroon’s colonial history, like many others, is wrought with injustice. Le Chute de la Metche parallels the fall of unknown lives lost at the hands of French colonialists who forced them over the edge throughout the Bamileke’s resistance for independence. Across the red dirt lie many sacrificial offerings like in the photograph. Each offering goes to the peace of the souls thrown over. Cameroon remembers.


“Opening Ceremony” by Marlon Hyde
Morocco | February 2020

During the first week of my homestay experience, my host brother invited me to play basketball with his friends. I replied yes because I was excited to hang out with him and because basketball is my favorite sport. Also, I wanted to see what basketball was like in Morocco. After a packed taxi ride and a 30-minute walk, we arrived at a large high school building. We were met with a rumbling from the pounding of drums and a sea of high school and college students. There were several school bands seemingly from high schools around Rabat, Morocco chanting and wearing their schools’ colors. My host brother explained to me that every year high schools from around this area hold an Olympics where they play against each other in different sports, have food, listen to live music, and all are welcomed. I captured this moment as colored smoke was shot in the sky and flags vigorously waved signaling the start to the opening ceremony.


“Standing with Palestine” by Marlon Hyde
Morocco | February 2020

My first week in Morocco was incredible, but the beginning to the second week was even crazier. Being that I was part of a journalism program, my program advisor messaged the group that there was a potential protest that was going to be held near our school building. We were warned that the protest was in solidarity with Palestine after the US signed a new deal with Israel. We were told to say we were Canadian students that had no affiliation with the US. As I arrived at the scene, there was a sea of people protesting, reporters filming, and many police officers maintaining order. As I walked around trying to gain a better understanding for the event, I stopped and captured this moment. When I looked up, I saw an array of flags, including the Palestinian flag, dancing across the sky. I know you cannot hear it but when I look at this photo, I hear the Moroccan people chanting for better treatment of their brothers and sisters in Palestine.


“Walk on Water” by Marlon Hyde
Morocco | February 2020

When my program director informed my study abroad group that there was a free photography museum near our school, we all immediately planned our visit. That Saturday, all twelve of us met up at the museum. As we walked in one by one, we each marveled at how different this museum was compared to American museums. This one was unique because it is inside of a repurposed 19th century Burj Kebir Fortress also known as Fort Rottembourg. The use of an old fortress as a home for young Moroccans to show off their photography skills and culture is quite beautiful. As my friends and I walked around the museum we entered the back portion which hovers right above the Atlantic Ocean. As I turned around, I noticed an opportunity to experiment in creative photography myself. I asked a friend to jump while I snapped this photo. When we reviewed the photo, we jokingly exclaimed, “Oh my God!”


“Holi Eve” by Mariah Mansur
Jasola, New Delhi, India

Holi is known as the Hindu festival of colors in India. On the Eve of the festival large fires are lit to signify a cleansing of evil spirits. In 2020 Holi was met with large amounts of tension given the rise of religious related violence in India as tensions mount from the controversial citizens amendment act. Whilst typically it is not uncommon to see Muslims within the community also partake in Holi festivities, this year the country felt particularly divided.


“Udaipur Rooftop” by Mariah Mansur
Udaipur, India

Rooftop Restaurants are quite popular within Rajasthan. The food is always marvelous but somehow the views only seem to make it better. Excursion trips provided the opportunity to explore parts of India outside of the bustle of New Delhi and to understand the variance within Indian culture.


“Village Cow” by Mariah Mansur
Bahraich, India | February 2020

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Walking through a village in rural India it is not uncommon to see many brightly colored garments hanging above as livestock roam about. The breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains are ordinary views to those living in rural parts of Bahraich. There is something so beautiful in what is seen as ordinary to those living amidst it. The vibrant fashion, friendly livestock, and breathtaking sensory all seem so marvelous. But those who welcome us into their homes with open arms cannot help but laugh at the amazement we find in their ordinary.


“Historic and Modern City” by Tess McCabe
London, England | March 2020

In this photo the unique and modern architecture of London can be seen, as well as the Tower of London to the right. This image shows the contrast between the modern, upscale skyscrapers and the historical buildings of the city. London is full of rich history and buildings dating back 100’s of years, but the bustling city life is not lost either. The unique building shapes and the contrast they have to their historic pasts were incredible to observe and live among.


“Local Paella” by Tess McCabe
London, England | January 2020

This photo gives a glimpse into the diverse society London embodied. With local markets off every Tube stop, the Borough market sold fresh local produce and meat. The stands also contained incredible local food from these local vendors. This Paella was being cooked in this large pan and served hot to marketgoers.


“Rainbow Over Edinburgh” by Tess McCabe
Edinburgh, Scotland | February 2020

On a trip to Edinburgh, I hiked up to the top of Arthur’s Seat which is an extinct volcano in a group of Scottish hills. On the hike, the wind was blowing us all over the place and rain was hitting my face. 20,000 steps later, we came upon this incredible view of the entire city and of the ocean, with a rainbow. The view from the peak made the wet, cold hike incredibly worth it.


“Dun Na Cuaiche Watchtower” by Will Meehan
Inveraray, Scotland | October 2020

A foggy view from the window of an 18th century watchtower. Built at the top of a steep hill, the view overlooks the small town of Inveraray, one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Inveraray Castle, and Scotland’s longest sea loch, Loch Fyne.


“Horsburgh Castle Its New Residents” by Will Meehan
Peebles, Scotland | November 2020

One of my favorite pictures from my time abroad. A brief pit stop as part of a 100 kilometer bike ride, I walked through a field to check out the 16th century ruins of a tower house castle. A herd of sheep had taken over the remains of the building as a new play structure. They observed and bleated at me from a distance as I explored their home. As I began to leave, they followed me, but quickly dispersed as I turned back for one final picture.


“The Grassmarket” by Will Meehan
Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2020

On a chilly and wet afternoon, people wander through the stands in Edinburgh. They chat as they look at the handmade bread, cheese, clothes, and art for sale. Overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, the area has been used as a marketplace since the 15th century. While now home to hotels and pubs, the Grassmarket still transforms into a farmer’s market each Saturday.


“Not a Phase” by Angelina O’Donnell
Warsaw, Poland | March 2020

My friend and I were in the midst of our Polish adventure when we stumbled upon this. I laughed, because they reminded me of angsty teens who never got to play with fire. But with some open mindedness I saw it was much more. It was a group of passionate fire dancers, playing intense American metal music. We danced along and before we knew it a crowd had formed. The grace they composed through their movement was truly amazing. Everyone wanted to capture it. If they miscalculated, my brows could have been their first victim.


“Quick Goodbye” by Angelina O’Donnell
Prague, Czech Republic | March 2020

Here you see one of my last views before I left. After a solemn day saying goodbye to the city, I took a few last shots of my walk home. This place never seemed real, never felt comfortable to me. When things started to lighten up, that was when it was taken away. Blind to what was to come, I moved fast. The longer I stayed there knowing it would end, the more sadness overcame me. In a haste, I took these photos without hesitation then packed my things to leave the next morning.


“Su Who?” by Angelina O’Donnell
Warsaw, Poland | March 2020

This is Suzan, my Polish friend. Once there I noticed how little control she has at just 18. In a Soviet country many of the decisions are made by religious figures. These are mostly men. Shortly after I left there was a celebration. The ban of abortion would live to see another few years under Andrzej Duda’s presidency. He continued mandating their LGBTQ+ free zones throughout her country. She is one of the many faces that are brushed aside when making these decisions. She is strong, resilient, and not alone. She is one of many faceless members fighting to let people have freedom and choice in their body, who they love, and how they celebrate their lives.


“A Glimpse Into Girona” by Melanie Roberge
Girona, Spain | January 2020

Walking along the famous Eiffel bridge brings a warm breeze as the sun begins to set on the city of Girona. The Rio Onyar runs through the heart of this Spanish city in northern Catalonia. Beyond the narrow streets and medieval walls, the bridges that span the river are a perfect place for a walk.


“The Calm Before the Storm” by Olivia Roche
Aran Islands, Ireland | March 2020

This photo was taken upon our arrival to Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands. You can see our ferry in the back of the photo. Little did we know that we would be on the last ferry off the island for several months due to the outbreak of COVID in Ireland. A storm was rolling in just as we came ashore and it was only 30 degrees outside, but the water and sky were so blue that it almost tricked the mind into believing we were in a tropical paradise.


“The Grazers” by Olivia Roche
Aran Islands, Ireland | March 2020

Sheep range freely in Ireland. Farmers spray paint their sheep to keep track of which animals they are responsible for. Just before this photo was taken these sheep were sleeping in the middle of the road. They certainly were not happy that we made them move, but the combination of up-close animals and a rainbow in the background was too beautiful not to take a photo.


“My Good Side” by Hannah Wilmot
Tangier, Morocco | February 2020

You never know what goofy characters you might encounter while roaming the beaches in the Tangier area of Morocco. This magnificent camel wanted to pose and show off its good side for the camera. Just a fun little photoshoot to brighten your day. Don’t take yourself too seriously.


“This Must Be the Place” by Hannah Wilmot
Barcelona, Spain | January 2020

This must be the place. The place that I was destined to travel to someday. The place that would open my eyes to a whole different world. A whole new culture. Somewhere that would teach me lessons and fill me with new knowledge to speak of my journey to others. Barcelona must be the place. Memories to last. Back too soon.


“Until Next Time” by Hannah Wilmot
Montserrat, Spain | January 2020

The first thing I lay eyes on as I hop off the tour bus in Montserrat. But… what does it mean? I gaze at the art in deep thought, while others around me rush to the main attraction. I am not ready yet. I think, “Will the wind ever topple this magnificent statue? How long have you been standing? How brave are you?” Keep standing tall and continue to look over Spain for me. Until I return, dear Montserrat. Until next time.


“The Nostalgias of Cafe Musicians” by Victoria Zambello
Venice, Italy | February 2020

Our second night in Florence, Italy, during the trip of our life we came across a beautiful restaurant. Five minutes in, a thoughtful voice came around our table. The musician began harmonizing with another customer who happened to be an Opera singer. We all sat and stared in absolute awe of the raw talent that brought us to chills. I thought about this moment for the days to come. To our surprise, when we arrived in Venice, Italy we heard his voice again. Sprouting out of the Venice streets, we poked out head out to realize it was the same musician. Our energy burst, yelling over to him that we met him in Florence, he propped his head up, smiled, and began singing to us.

A number of dedicated individuals contribute in many ways to the overall success of the Global Moments Photography Exhibit. In particular, we would like to extend our gratitude to the following Global Moments supporters:

The 2021 Global Moments Photography Exhibit Consultants

Allison Cleary, Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts
Tom Cullins, Architect and Photographer
Jordan Douglas, Department of Fine Arts
Jon Hyde, Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts
Reza Ramazani, Department of Economics
Kimberly Sultze, Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts
Jerry Swope, Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts

Creative and Technical Support

Toni Messuri, Director, Office of Accessibility Services
Richard Does, Global Moments Supporter
Laura Crain, Director, Office of Library and Information Services
Anthony Bassignani, Research and Instruction Librarian
Hideko Furukawa, Department of Modern Languages and Literature (retired)
Claire Concio, Administrative Assistant

With special appreciation to the Durick Library for allowing Global Moments photographs to be displayed in the beautiful Dailey Room throughout the year.

Sponsored by
The Office of Study Abroad
The Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts