A Lens on the World: IDRF Photo Competition Winners
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program, supporting the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 IDRF Photo Competition. Fellows from 2010, 2011, and 2012 were invited to submit a single photo, a self-portrait, or a photo essay conveying a sense of their IDRF-funded research and experience abroad. Two winners in each category were selected—one by the SSRC Fellowships Office and the other by IDRF Fellows themselves. Subjects range from a cow traveling by motorbike in Benin to a mineral refinery in Peru to mobile ethnography in Java and conservation in the Galápagos Islands. Since its inception in 1997, the IDRF program has funded more than nine hundred projects, with research spanning the globe.