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Photo Contest

Behold the winners of the 2022 Magazine Photo Contest

Fall 2022

The annual Bellarmine Magazine Photo Contest is one of our favorite things here at the magazine. It’s so much fun to see the amazing places that our students, faculty, alumni and friends have visited and the creativity exhibited in their photographs. Here are the winners for 2022 in the categories of Architecture and Cityscapes; Creativity or Altered Images; and Nature and Landscapes. Congratulations to them and to everyone who took the time to enter. – Carla Carlton, executive editor 


First Place: Sunset reflection at former Bethlehem Steel factory site in Bethlehem, Penn., by  Brad Hensley ’03 

Second Place: Louisville skyline from the Indiana side of the Ohio River, by  Eunice Salazar ’05 

Third Place: Portara (“Great Door”) at the unfinished temple of Apollo in Naxos, Greece, by  Michael Alexander "Alex" Mercer ’16  

Honorable Mentions

  • Church in Peillon, France, by Sean Hoban ’05 
  • National Memorial Arch in King of Prussia, Penn., by Lindsey Gilmore ’21 Ph.D., director of Housing and Residence Life 


First Place: War, part of a series portraying the grieving process of an abusive relationship, by  Nicole Cooney, Knoxville, Tenn., current Art major 

Second Place: Macro shot of a ranunculus bloom taken with a prism held up to the lens, by  Elizabeth Partin, Prospect, Ky. 

Third Place: High-contrast, black-and-white edit of Southern live oak at Fort Matanzas National Monument in St. Augustine, Fla., by  Brad Hensley ’03 

Honorable Mentions

  • The Bean, Chicago, by Jose Avila ’05 
  • Water droplets on a leaf (photo was desaturated and selected coloring was applied to droplets) by Lindsey Gilmore ’21 Ph.D., director of Housing and Residence Life 
  • Milkweed seeds by Mary Olsen (wife of Gary Olsen ’81 MBA and mother of John Olsen ’10 MBA) 


First Place: Gorilla, by  Kate Golightly ’13, ’17 MaED 

Second Place: “Carbon Copy,” four gentoo penguins in sync on an iceberg in Cierva Cove, Antarctica, by  Lindsey Gilmore ’21 Ph.D., director of Housing and Residence Life 

Third Place: Heron, by  Elizabeth Partin, Prospect, Ky. 

Honorable Mentions

  • Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colo., by Angela (Poehner) Ambrozaitis ’88
  • Hummingbird in flight by Barb Harris, President’s Society member (wife of a 1968 graduate and mother of a 2002 graduate)
  • Skiing in Whitefish, Mont., Julia (Danzl) Williams ’08 BSN 

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