The Penn Institute for Urban Research, in collaboration with Perry World House announces the winner of its photo contest on the theme of urbanization and migration.
This year’s winner is Ashley Napier for her photo Swayambhunath Monkey (at left), an image taken in Kathmandu, Nepal, that alludes to the precarious balance between urbanization and preservation of place.
The runners-up in this year’s competition are Madeleine Goldberg for Dharavi, which depicts the stark contrast between Mumbai’s slums and its soaring skyscrapers, and Jibreel K. Riley for Ghost Corridors, a haunting image of urban flight in Buffalo, New York.
Three additional submissions received honorable mentions: Mr. H by Francisco Garcia; Light at the End of the Tunnel by Hari Krishnan; and Gated Center City by Jared Kofsky.
The winner and runners up were announced at the Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography symposium, held last month at the Perry World House (Almanac April 25, 2017). The contest was judged by the symposium’s panel of experts, including PWH Visiting Fellows, who looked for compelling images that emphasize the relationships between urbanization, migration and marginalization.