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Take Your Best Shot

Enjoy this portfolio of award-winning and award-nominated photos recently taken by staff photographer Laurence Kesterson.

See photos from Kesterson below:

Woman writes equations on transparent chalkboard

 Michelle Tomasik '07, published on inside front cover of Summer 2017 Bulletin and part of the article " Science and Stories."

Student uses bubble wand outside during summer

Published in August of the Swarthmore 2018 Calendar.

Woman stands on a dock in front of river

Bethany Wiggin ’94, published with “Reflections on the Water” from Winter 2018 Bulletin

Woman wearing pink shirt sits at a table

Kaori Kitao, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita of Art History, published with “To Her, With Love” from Summer 2018 Bulletin.

Basketball fans lean to right with arms in the air

Photo from 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament, published in the Spring 2018 Bulletin.

Woman looks up while standing in front of purple lockers

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon ’12, published with “A Life of the Mind” from Summer 2018 Bulletin.

Drag queen stands in front of chain link fence

Lil Miss Hot Mess, a.k.a. Harris Kornstein ’06, published with “Once There Was a Queen” from Winter 2018 Bulletin.

Student examines bees while wearing a beekeeping suit

Rebecca Zhou ’19, published with “Hive Minded” and on the cover of the Fall 2017 Bulletin.

Three generations of women smile at the camera

“Three Generations” from the College's Alumni Weekend 2018 website.

Man examines old sheet music in office

Charles Miller ’59, published with “One Tome at a Time” from Summer 2017 Bulletin.

Basketball player in white tries to take the ball from a player in black uniform

2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament, published as back-page photo in Spring 2018 Bulletin.

Male student looks through telescope at the night sky

Nathaniel Peters '18 in the Van de Kamp Observatory, published with “Universal Attraction” from Winter 2018 Bulletin.

Kesterson also claimed first place in the social video category at the National Press Photographers Association conference for his work “GreenYellowRedBluePink: A Poem.”

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