New Student Photo Series 2010 – Entry #5

Submissions continue to roll in for our new student photo series.  If you are an incoming student we encourage you to review this entry for details on how to submit your own photos to display on the blog.

The first set of photos was submitted by Jiaming Ju, an incoming MPA student focusing on Economic and Political Development.


The first photo was taken in Ghana, I was working as a photographer and correspondent in Accra at the time. My colleagues and I spent a relaxing day on the beach one day and I saw those two local boys playing football, they were truly enjoying it.


The second photo was taken in Seoul, South Korea.  I took this shot near Hongdae University by accident when there happened to be a B-boy ( break dancing boys) dancing competition going on. It was truly impressive.


The third photo was taken in Dandong, Liaoning,China. I have been a head teacher for Roots&Shoots(an educational project engaging youth in environmental issues) in school here. This is a photo of my students from Class2, Grade 2, No.17 middle school.


The second set of photos comes from Laura Agosta, an incoming MPA student from Argentina.


The first picture is a typical postcard from Buenos Aires. I took it in a very nice park and they are three couples dancing tango in a very professional way. I certainly don’t dance it this way!!!

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The second and the third picture are the ones that I’ve taken in San Telmo, one of the nicest “porteño” towns in the city. Every Sunday people gather in Defensa Street and they buy different handcrafts and clothing from sellers that show their stuff there.  The first picture below is a very strange garbage can that I’ve found in the street. Apparently, I was not the only one who was interested in taking a picture of it! The third one is a guy playing a strange instrument. What I love about this picture is that he is very focused on his music, while everyone around him don’t seem to notice his presence.

Laura Agosta 2

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