We recently asked our employees to share a glimpse of the world through their eyes. We believe very deeply that our employees bring their whole selves to work, enabling them to do the best and most inspiring work for our clients. As a way of showcasing these diverse perspectives, we launched an internal photo contest,  #MyLens. This contest is a way for our employees to share their unique perspectives on work and life.

We received over 900 incredible submissions. After sorting through them all, our judges picked 1st and 2nd place winners in 3 different categories: nature and landscapes, cityscapes and architecture, and everyday life. Here are those winners:

Nature & Landscapes

#1: “Target Your Efforts” by Richard (Waterloo)

“I prefer candid moments to posed compositions. As a result, I often find myself wading into a cold mountain stream before sunrise, or under a liberal coating of sunscreen beneath the midday intensity of the desert sun, or lying in long grass with an insect or flower an inch from my lens. Whatever the setting, that’s where I need to be, because that’s where the shot is!”


#2: “Balloons at Sunrise” by Matt (Indianapolis)

“I took this photo when my wife and I were on a trip in Napa a couple of years ago. She is absolutely terrified of heights, and I’m not super fond of them either, but we took a leap of faith and climbed aboard a hot air balloon. I remember it was sunrise over the vineyards, and we were having an adventure. In fact, I submitted this image because it reminds me of our adventurous, young company and how we’re always trying to take on new challenges. ”

Cityscapes & Architecture

#1: “Synchronicity of Color” by Brandon (Houston)


“My personal interests draw me towards focusing mostly upon architecture and public art, infrastructure, and commerce – things that are often taken for granted, but serve as symbols of human ingenuity and creativity.”


#2: “Chicago Sunrise” by Fredrick (Chicago)

“I took this photo on my way to the office, while I was waiting on the train. I tend to take pictures to post to Instagram and Facebook to keep a record of places, food, events, and friends. I am excited to see the rebranding and to be able to tell people that Protiviti sourced from their own as part of the effort!”


Everyday Life

#1. “Streets of Toulouse” by Julia (San Francisco)

“I loved the theme of the contest and seeing how others view their world. If there ever was proof that Protiviti hires creative, engaged individuals, this is it! I think it also reminds us that we all have a lens, but we don’t have to use it the same way. It’s a reminder, whether we’re walking to work or walking along the Seine, to try and look at the world in a new way. Take a moment and glance behind you, make eye contact with a stranger, search for a reflection in a puddle, or wake up a few minutes earlier and watch the sun rise.” 


#2. “Endless Celebration” by Hirunda (Canberra)

“Capturing portraits of everyday people is something I really love. I usually take lots of photos of people whenever I travel. My friends are not very happy with it since I don’t take many pictures of the landscape and surroundings. I love capturing raw candid emotions of people. You can really tell a story just by looking through their eyes.”

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