The winners of the 2017 edition of Bellarmine Magazine’s annual photo contest did more than take excellent photos: They captured moments in time. Some of the photographs made us smile, and some of them made us wonder, but they all made our judges take a second look, and sometimes a third. We hope you enjoy them, too. —Carla Carlton, editor
Faces: Human, First Place—Elderly couple shelling beans in Ecuador. By Dr. Frank Hutchins, professor of Anthropology and chair of Bellarmine’s Institutional Review Board
Faces: Human, Second Place—“This is a picture I took of my 9-year-old son, Aiden, who has Apert syndrome. He had just had major facial surgery and was feeding himself using a squeeze bottle. I took the picture while sitting on the floor at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas.” By Rick Skees ’04, Prospect, Ky.
Faces: Human, Third Place—Maasai women in ceremonial dress, Kenya, Africa. By Michael J. Lombardo ’80, Virginia Beach, Va.
Faces: Other, First Place—Horse-eye jack (Caranx latus) failing to make a meal of a porcupinefish (family Diodontidae) in San Pedro, Belize. I call it “Some days, it pays to be bloated.” By Dr. Steven Wilt, associate professor of Biology
Faces: Other, Second Place—“This is a photo of Cooper, my niece Lucy’s dog, in Cincinnati at Christmas.” By Martha Perry Lundgren, Bellarmine reference librarian
Faces: Other, Third Place—Kangaroo at Carversham Wildlife Park in Perth, Western Australia. By Dillon Christian Pruett, Exercise Science major, Scottsburg, Ind.
Places: Domestic, First Place—Trail 10 at Mount St. Francis. By Shawn Snapp, Network Operations manager at Bellarmine
Places: Domestic, Second Place—Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. By Dr. R. Wayne Willis, adjunct professor at Bellarmine
Places: Domestic, Third Place—Protestant Chapel, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. By Thomas Lee ’03 MBA, Fisherville, Ky.
Places: Domestic, Honorable Mention—Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Ky. By Kasey Phelps, sophomore psychology major, Louisville
Places: Domestic, Honorable Mention—Louisville skyline. By Brianna E. Salinas, Academic Peer Advocate, nursing major
Places: International, First Place—Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) in the indigenous Andean community of Zuleta, Ecuador. By Dr. Frank Hutchins, professor of Anthropology and chair of Bellarmine’s Institutional Review Board
Places: International, Third Place—“I took this photo while on a spring break service learning trip in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. We were leaving a day of service at ‘La Mosca,’ which means ‘The Fly’ in Spanish—a poor village established on an active garbage dump. As we left, the children ran behind us, not wanting us to go. This is Collin Travis, a senior at the time, and two boys he had made friends with on our visit.” By Casey Gettelfinger, physical therapy student
Places: International, Honorable Mention—Flowers along a path at Merton College at Oxford By Dr. Shawn Apostel, assistant professor of Communication