Photos of the Year: 2014 winners: POY student: 2014POY_13_28

Student Photographer of the YearCarolyn Van Houten, UNC Chapel HillFor the past five years, Mary Harris raised her two grandchildren, Kyle, 14, and Nevaeh, 5.  Their mother Nichole, 38, has been incarcerated for auto theft and drug-related offenses. As a mother to her grandchildren, Mary has encountered new financial and emotional challenges that she did not face the first time she was a mother.  With Nichole’s forthcoming release, Mary hopes her life will return back to normal as she relinquishes her duties as a stand-in mother.

Student Photographer of the Year

Carolyn Van Houten, UNC Chapel Hill

For the past five years, Mary Harris raised her two grandchildren, Kyle, 14, and Nevaeh, 5. Their mother Nichole, 38, has been incarcerated for auto theft and drug-related offenses. As a mother to her grandchildren, Mary has encountered new financial and emotional challenges that she did not face the first time she was a mother. With Nichole’s forthcoming release, Mary hopes her life will return back to normal as she relinquishes her duties as a stand-in mother.