2013 International Services Photo Contest Winners


2013 International Services Photo Contest Winners

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The 2013 International Services Photo Exhibition took place on January 15th from 11 -2 in the James Douglas Study Area. Not only is the event a great chance to view some amazing photos taken by SFU students around the world, but also the perfect opportunity for students considering a semester abroad to meet with past participants of SFU International programs, and well as staff and representatives from International Services for Students and several SFU faculties and departments.

The contest received a record number of 435 entries this year in three categories: Cities & Landscapes, People, and Life Abroad. Two former SFU Co-op students were recognized in the People category. Yalda Modarres-Sadeghi won second place, while Suyesha Sthapit received an honourable mention.

"We all dream, but some of us don't like to see what we see when we open our eyes."

     - Yalda Modarres-Sadeghi

Yalda is an Interactive Arts and Technology student, and traveled to Iran for her second Co-op term.. She worked as a graphic designer, doing page layouts, designing business-cards, posters, and book covers for a Lithography and Printing House in Tehran.

While on a short break from work, she took a six-hour bus ride to visit her grandparents in Isfahan. She took her winning photo while crossing one of the historical bridges of Isfahan: Si-o-se Pol, which means "The Bridge of 33 Arches". This child in the photo was resting under one of these 33 Arches.


Suyesha Sthapit - Arts and Social Science Alumni

Take a minute to view all the winning photos, and then learn more about SFU’s International Services for Students, and how you can embark on an International adventure of your own.

Posted on January 09, 2013