This summer, during the seventh year of Duke's international collaborative photo project organized by the Office of Global Affairs, members of the campus community shared images from their hometowns across the United States and around the world.

Here are some highlights from our volunteer team of student and staff photographers.

Kat Cottrell, Florida

Kat is a rising senior in computer science at Duke. Like many of her peers, she had to make alternative summertime arrangements due to COVID-19. In Kat's case, she went back to her childhood home in Clearwater, Florida.

Photos by Kat Cottrell

Sunset in Clearwater, Florida
Baby alligator in the brush
Baby bananas at the Florida Botanical Gardens

Sophia Li, China

It has been a long while since Duke undergraduate Sophia has been back to her hometown of Shanghai, and she was excited to show it off.

Photos by Sophia Li

A rainy day in Shanghai
The Bund, located near the Huangpu River
The Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

Charlie Colasurdo, Connecticut

Charlie is a rising sophomore at Duke Kunshan University in China, but born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. His hometown is a New York City suburb that was established back in 1835.

Photos by Charlie Colasurdo

A creek running through the town
Chickens at the Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center
The Westport Library

Marco Lizwan and Eric Tay, Singapore

Marco and Eric are Duke-NUS Medical students based in Singapore, also known as the "Little Red Dot" due to its small but densely-populated area.

Photos by Marco Lizwan and Eric Tay

Street vendor selling Durian fruit
Sunset over the water
The water feature at the Jewel Changi Airport, a popular photography destination

Chillion Munyuri, Kenya

Chillion is a first-year student at DKU, but his hometown is Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is famous for having a National Park right outside the city limits.

Photos by Chillion Munyuri

Chillion Munyuri
A mural in Downtown Nairobi
Sunset over the city
A giraffe in Nairobi National Park

Caroline Cockrell, North Carolina

Caroline Cockrell is the communications specialist at the the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and a Durham native. As a local photographer, her images gave us an insider's look at Duke's hometown.

Photos by Caroline Cockrell

Caroline Cockrell
Roller skaters on the American Tobacco Trail
A Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Durham
Sunset in the downtown Durham Historic District

Join us for next year's Global Baton! Sign-ups for faculty, staff and students will begin in spring 2021.

Created By
Chuck Givens