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2020-2021 Carolina Global Photography Retrospective

For two decades, the Carolina Global Photography Competition has showcased UNC’s global activities, educational opportunities, and research. In light of the travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, UNC Global is not seeking submissions for the 2020-2021 cycle. Instead, judges are reflecting on the prior years’ photos and reviewing the competition archives–comprising thousands of submissions–to select and commemorate the most inspiring photos submitted since the competition began more than 20 years ago.

As in previous years, UNC Global will highlight diverse thematic areas and world regions through this curated selection of photography from students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Please review our guidelines about culturally sensitive photography.


The Carolina Global Photography Competition is a collaboration of the following UNC Departments and Centers: