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Announcing the winners of the 2023 Global Development Photo Contest

The King Center on Global Development is happy to announce the winners of the 2023 Global Development Photo Contest. We received some incredible photo submissions from Stanford students, predocs, and postdocs, showcasing locations that spanned the globe. 


Tracy Li, EdS '25, Graduate School of Education

Sisters walking to school in Ghana

Juaboso District, Western Region, Ghana

"Sisters walking to school together in the morning."

Anna Vdovina, PhD '28, Department of Economics

Women heading to a birthday party

Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

"I took this photo while volunteering for an educational NGO in Zanzibar, Tanzania. These women were heading to a birthday party nearby and I thought it would be a beautiful moment to capture the mood and the sense of community."

Liza Goldberg, BS '24, Department of Earth System Science

Mangroves in Benin as seen from overhead

Cotonou, Benin

"This photograph was taken via a drone that we flew above Lake Nokoué while we traveled via motorized canoe below. This lake has thriving mangrove forests, which the local communities rely on for fish and coastal protection from storms. Here, we see an ideal example of harmony between human and natural needs."

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