The COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program in the Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values sponsored a photography contest to explore the 2013-14 COMPAS theme Public/Private.
While photography can be a private art form, traditions of photojournalism and photography as public art illustrate its relevance for public matters. The two come together when, for example, per-sonal grief in the face of tragedy ends up on the front pages of newspapers. In addition to their aesthetic merit, submissions were judged on the ways in which they illuminate the themes of personal privacy and publicity, public and private in the political and economic senses, and how they interact.
1st Place: Evan Dawson, "I thought it was a man asleep,
it was a tent rolled up in itself."
2nd Place: Andrea Grottoli, "Enfant a la plage"
3rd Place: Kaethe Sandman, "Pawprints"
Honorable Mention: Robert Ladislas Derr, "Advance and Recede"
Honorable Mention: Lisa Downing, "WOMEN"
Honorable Mention: Evan Dawson, "Restoration Work"
1st Place: Amy Powell, "Cuffs"
2nd Place: Theodore Zanardelli, "vision, mudslide, shadow, clump (no. 3)"
3rd Place: David Wai, "Kids will be Kids"
Honorable Mention: Parker Dudzik, "Road to Recovery"
Honorable Mention: Amy Powell, "Airplane Dog"
1st Place: Kaylin Chen, "Streets of Manila"
2nd Place: Corey Reeb, "We are the Media"
3rd Place: Thomas Wright, "Leave a Letter"
Honorable Mention: Michelle Goodwin, "The Scarlet Letter"
Honorable Mention: Miao Zhou, "Rush Hour"