To that end, UNIC and CIT have enlisted the creative talents of our young people to show the potential of photography. Photography has provided us with narratives that have changed our perspectives on war, famine, and poverty. Through the competition we hope to help the next generation of photographers change people’s perspectives on migrants and refugee’s.
Of course, it wasn’t all altruism, as the competition winners are given the opportunity of volunteering at the UN in the Pacific, the National Gallery of Australia and the Guardian Australia Newspaper, all incredible opportunities that have the potential to launch the careers of talented students. In short, a once in a lifetime opportunity to take off on the path to a fulfilling career.
Those of us who had attended previous competitions experienced fond nostalgia as we were treated to a display from previous years’ students. This was followed by a moving reminder of how much the internship can benefit students, as we witnessed previous winner Ms Lydia Downe’s work during her internship with UN Women in Fiji.