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We interact with an ever-changing world where everything is flowing: water, air, people, traffic, weather, satellites and nearly all life as we know it. Movement influences our lives and everything around us. Movement can be deliberate or incidental; it can be random or predictable.

To celebrate One Health Day and to promote a transdisciplinary approach to complex health problems involving people, animals and the environment, the 2018 OH Day Contest, "Capture the Movement", was open to all UF students who want to explore dynamic perspectives, experiences and solutions centered on the impacts that movement brings by expressing ideas through the visual arts.

We interact with an ever-changing world where everything is flowing: water, air, people, traffic, weather, satellites and nearly all life as we know it. Movement influences our lives and everything around us. Movement can be deliberate or incidental; it can be random or predictable.

To celebrate One Health Day and to promote a transdisciplinary approach to complex health problems involving people, animals and the environment, the 2018 OH Day Contest, "Capture the Movement", was open to all UF students who want to explore dynamic perspectives, experiences and solutions centered on the impacts that movement brings by expressing ideas through the visual arts.


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FIND YOURSELF

by: Lukas Pidgeon

 “Find Yourself” represents all the movements, emotions, and colors involved in a person’s spiritual and physical health during a transitional period.


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TAKE A WALK ON WATER

by: Lukas Pidgeon

“Take a Walk on Water” is intended to encourage the viewer to follow the planks off into the water to discover a new insight within themselves. It is about having courage and to remind a person that when things are looking down, they can still be able look up and see the sky through the reflection in the water.


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LET AMBULANCE WIN THE RACE

by: Zhou (Mona) Zou

When we see an ambulance, with lights flashing and siren sounding, we would pull to the side of the road and stop. In this comic, I want to express how we try to keep the movement of an ambulance. It's only a slight movement for everybody, but it is a big deal for lives.


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AT THE MERCY OF THE WIND

by: Zachariah Chou

Whether it be radioactive particles or fine particulate matter, the wind knows not of borders and does not discriminate. As noted by the World Health Organization, air pollution causes 1 out of 9 deaths worldwide."


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ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LORD GANESHA

by: Akhil Kshirsagar

This image depicts the annual festival of Lord Ganesha celebrated in Mumbai, India each year. Massive idols of different shapes and sizes, made up of slowly biodegradable substances such as plaster of Paris, oil paints, and ordained with artificial jewelry, are paraded throughout the city before being immersed into the Arabian sea, dumping all those toxic materials into the sea. This results in extensive pollution, with traces of the metals even found in the fish that are caught and consumed from the area.


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PIGEON-FEEDING STATION

by: Akhil Kshirsagar

This image depicts one of the many pigeon-feeding stations (colloquially termed as ‘Kabutarkhanas’) located in Mumbai, India. This feeding station, arguably one of the largest in the city, not only lies in the middle of a busy market place but also carries several thousand feral pigeons (Columbia livia), each of which can carry more than 100 human pathogens. As is visible, movement of a large number of unsuspecting people, in the form of vehicular traffic and those on foot, along with the in-flight pigeons, creates an environment that is well suited for the transmission of pathogens from pigeons to humans.


submission 8 capture the moment

CONNECTED

by: Keely Mason

This photo illustrates how we conclude our Dance for MS class, connected and uniting our energy for a positive ending. For this initiative, we explore how movement can directly benefit those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through a One Health approach. This is a collaborative effort among dancers, neurologists, and individuals with MS. We designed this class with a working understanding of the causes and symptoms of MS with the goal of addressing many of the challenges that people living with MS face. During every class we visualize and practice how movement can positively impact human health.


YAKTAMA

by: Benjamin Gelber

“Yaktama” in the Hopi language means “walking around”. In their culture, life is considered to be a sacred path that everyone must follow. While subjects in this tone poem aren’t walking around, they are following their paths slowly and with leisure, interfacing gently with the natural world and with friends. There is an emphasis on slow movement in this film, where slowing down serves a means of preserving one’s health in an often hectic world. As an homage to the “Qatsi” trilogy of films by Godfrey Reggio, where his films often depict how humans have disconnected from nature, “Yaktama” reveals how we should learn to be a part of it.


Sweetwater Wetlands: More Than A Park

by: Amanda Buerger