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September 18, 2012

Carroll professor receives 2012 International Photography Award

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Jen Moon, an assistant professor of photography and digital media at Carroll University, was awarded honorable mention in the deeper perspective category from the International Photography Awards Competition for her entry, “I’ve Been There: A Namesake Tour of Iowa.”

Moon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in photography from the University of Iowa and her Master of Fine Arts degree in imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Of her project, Moon said, “I am exploring the commonality and dissonance between the reality of a small Iowa town and the easy assumptions made about rural places. My work has now evolved into questioning and exploring how the place we are in impacts and shapes our social compact and our individuality.”

The 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA) received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries. IPA is a sister effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography.

For more information contact Jen Moon at


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