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2021 Nationalities Papers Prize


A picture is worth a 1000 words. We are proud to announce the winners of the Nationalities Papers Photography Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. Original photos taken during fieldwork were submitted for competition in 2021. These photos were judged in terms of their content, synthesis, and visually compelling insights about nationalism, ethnicity, or migration.

Each submission is accompanied by a brief description of how the photograph relates to the fieldwork of the applicant. The six winners of the 2021 Nationalities Papers Photography Prize are listed below, and their award-winning photos will be printed on the covers of Nationalities Papers during 2022.

Bridgett Coggins (UC Santa Barbara, US)

Hélène Thibault (Nazarbayev U, Kazakhstan)

Sofie Bedford (Uppsala U, Sweden)

Karolina Kluczewska (U of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Dario Brentin (U of Applied Sciences, Austria)

Ana Ljubojević (U of Graz, Austria)

The selection committee was comprised of Zeynep Bulutgil (UCL, UK), Mila Dragojević (Sewanee: The University of the South, US), and Harris Mylonas (George Washington U, US) and Annelle Sheline (Rice U, US).