Winning photo of train tracks
Train Tracks, Chicago
Art/Communication Studies undergraduate student Temitope Ogunwumi ’18 of Cumberland, R.I., shot this image last year for a photography class. “My work explores themes of lines and symmetry in urban architecture,” he says. “My friends and I usually spend our free time traveling and exploring large cities, using photography as an outlet to document our adventures. One night we decided to explore Chicago’s many train stations, and I was intrigued by the way the tunnels and tracks intersected one another.” Ogunwumi’s photo won first place in URI’s Research and Scholarship Photo Contest this spring.
Second place photo of a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish
Deepstaria Enigmatica
Oceanography master’s student Megan Lubetkin ’19 of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, used a time-lapse camera mounted on a remote operated undersea vehicle to take this image of a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish last fall. These rare sea creatures feature large, translucent, undulating bells and can survive at great depths. Lubetkin’s thesis research focuses on unusual lava flows near the Barcena underwater volcano in Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lubetkin’s photo won second place in URI’s Research and Scholarship Photo Contest this spring.
Boiling water for tea in the jungle of Indonesia.
Boiling Water for Tea
Marine affairs Ph.D. student Jessica Vandenberg ’20 of Huntington Beach, Calif., captured this moment from her fieldwork in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, last summer. Hill communities on the large island are learning to adapt to tourism and development; here, a jungle guide in the Malino Highlands is making tea for clients. Vandenberg’s photo took third place in URI’s Research and Scholarship Photo Contest this spring; her work is also featured in our story on Indonesia.