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(Photographs, left to right: Mensik, Mann Carey, León Treviño, Escobar González, Peterman, Andrew, Mondragón, Pluta-Ehlers, Madrigal, Mondragón)

Competition Details

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Vistas photography exhibition and competition highlights the importance of undergraduate and graduate student experiences across Latin America and the Caribbean. A gift card prize is awarded to the best in show photograph. Selected images are featured in the CLAS seminar room (Kelly 114) and in various CLAS publications.

Students who have recently traveled (in the last 12 months) are encouraged to submit captivating photos that depict research, work, volunteerism, and travel in Latin American during the last academic year (including summer).

Competition Submission

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, November 1 2019.


In addition to submitting your photos, please fill out this form.

Submissions are complete only when photos are submitted and form is completed.

  • All registered UChicago students are eligible to submit original photography. Limit 2 submissions per student.
  • CLAS will offer a $100 gift card for one all-around best photograph, selected by a panel of faculty/staff judges.
  • Submissions should to be TIFF or JPG files at least 300 DPI at 11”x14.” Please remember to save and submit your photographs at the largest file sizes you can! Sometimes great images can’t be displayed in the exhibition due to small file sizes.
  • All photographs selected for exhibition will be printed and matted at 11”x14.” It is fine to submit your photograph uncropped; but please note that it will be cropped/sized as needed by CLAS.

Current Exhibit

2018 Best in Show

20 de julio
Popayán, Colombia

Colin Andrew, MA, Latin American & Caribbean Studies


2018 Exhibit Finalists

Huipil Rojo
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

Inés Escobar González, PhD, Anthropology

El Palenque de mezcal
Santa Ana del Río, Oaxaca, Mexico

Paulina León Treviño, PhD, Romance Languages & Literatures

Giant Steps
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Luis Madrigal, PhD, Romance Languages & Literatures

Estrelas Pretas
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Alysia Mann Carey, PhD, Political Science



Cleaning, Saturday Morning
Romero de Terreros, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

Jack Mensik, MA, Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Lagunas de Montebello, Chiapas, Mexico

Agnes Mondragón, PhD, Anthropology

Under the Rain
San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico

Agnes Mondragón, PhD, Anthropology

Heladería after Rain
Plaza de la Danza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Luke Pluta-Ehlers, BA, Global Studies


Please direct all questions to Lindsay Ortega, CLAS student affairs coordinator.