Global Health Photography Contest


Submit Your Global Photography

Emory nurses and other health students participate in the annual Global Health Photography Contest, which was started to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working.


Emory undergraduate and graduate students can submit photographs that they take during a global health field experience in a low- or middle-income country. These global health field experiences can be Emory programs or non-Emory projects (e.g., Peace Corp experiences, study abroad programs, etc.). All photographs submitted must be taken by the student submitting them.

Submission Information

The 2015 Global Health Photography Contest information will be available soon.

Ethical Considerations

When photographing people, we greatly encourage you to employ the following:

  • Respect the person you are photographing and treat that person with dignity
  • If possible, obtain verbal consent from the person or people you wish to photograph and then show them your digital photograph to ensure they are comfortable with it
  • If you are taking pictures of children, try to obtain the verbal consent of their parents or guardians
  • Be particularly mindful when taking pictures of the vulnerability and privacy of people who are receiving health care -- respect their privacy and follow the photography rules of their health care facility
  • We discourage you from taking pictures of people when they are unclothed out of respect for their privacy
  • Be mindful of whether or not you are representing the person accurately and/or the community accurately
  • Be mindful of your intent in taking the photograph (e.g., are you taking it to portray a situation, raise public awareness, capture something beautiful, etc.)

For more information surrounding the ethics of global health photography, please see the UniteforSight website.

Selection Criteria

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Photographs will be judged by their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey a global health message.


Five winning photographs will be selected each year. Students submitting winning photographs will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. To view the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 photography contest submissions, click here.


2015 contest deadline to be announced.