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Global Focus Photo Contest

Since 1999, ISP has hosted Global Focus, an annual international photography competition for MSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Every fall, hundreds of entries are received and evaluated by a panel of jurors made up of MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and professional photographers. Winners are chosen from each category and displayed in the International Center.

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Global Focus 2018 winners will be announced during International Education Week, November 12-16!

2017 Global Focus Winners

Congratulations to this year's Global Focus international photography competition winners! Thank you to those who voted in the People's Choice category, and thank you to all of the participants for sharing your international experiences.


First Place: Zhaofeng Li
"Silk road"
China, 2017

Third Place: Hogeun Park
Mongolia, 2017


Second Place: Amor Patria
"At the rim of Mount Rinjani"
Indonesia, 2017

People's Choice: Noushin Mahmood
"Solitude in Nature"
Tanzania, 2017





First Place: Daniel Trego
"Todos somos americanos"
Mexico, 2017

Third Place: Leigh Wolf
"Rosses Point"
Ireland, 2017


Second Place: Syed W. Haider
"History between walls"
Italy, 2017

People's Choice: Michelle Kaminski
"John Paul II in Krakow"
Poland, 2013





First Place: Craig Willem Burgers
"Bike at Midnight"
Italy, 2017

Third Place: Philip Milner
"The Mechanic"
Jordan, 2017


Second Place: Pa Vang
"Flower Boy"
Thailand, 2017

People's Choice: Stephanie Milosavlevski
"Don't jump!"
Kenya, 2017