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ACM photos on display

Barry McNamara
Prize-winning and honorable mention photos from the third annual Off-Campus Study Photo Contest sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) are on display in Monmouth College’s Hewes Library through March 23.

MC senior Ben Morrow’s honorable mention entry of a street scene in Pune, India, is included in the exhibit, which is located across from the Einstein Bros. Bagels shop on the library’s main level.

The photos were taken by students at ACM colleges who have participated in off-campus study programs, either in the U.S. or other countries. Ten prize-winning photos were selected in the contest and 14 other photos received honorable mention recognition.

The 2010-11 contest’s grand prize was awarded to Anna Carlson Schattauer, a senior at St. Olaf College, for her mesmerizing photo “Whirling Dervishes at Sunset,” which captured the graceful movements of Sufi mystics in the gathering dusk.

Photos were also awarded first, second and third place in each of three categories – people, stories and artistry. In all, 99 photos were submitted for the contest through the ACM colleges’ off-campus study offices.

The ACM colleges have been pioneers in off-campus study and have collaborated since the early 1960s to provide off-campus study opportunities. The photo contest celebrates this history and the important role that off-campus study plays in liberal arts education.

More information about the contest and the exhibit is available at