BIA Fellow Honored for Outstanding Photography

by Melissa Harding

Copyright Aurélie Jacquet

Botany in Action Fellow, Aurelie Jacquet, was recently honored by Photographer’s Forum magazine as a finalist in their Annual College and High School Photography Contest. Photographer’s Forum, an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality photography in the United States and Canada, strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals. Aurelie’s photography is inspired by her field studies at home and abroad. As an ethnopharmacologist and self-taught photographer, she uses photography to communicate both scientific and cultural knowledge.

Aurelie is currently pursuing a Ph.D at Purdue University and studying how plants used in traditional medicine can help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Her studies have taken her to Nepal to interview traditional healers, local people and collect plant samples. You can follow Aurelie and all of the BIA fellows as they study plants across the US and across the world at the Follow the Fellows section of our Botany In Action website.

You can see more of Aurelie’s beautiful photographs at her website.

The above photo of a Nepalese girl was Aurelie’s winning entry.

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