Photos of the Year: 2012 Winners: Student POY: 2012poy14_01_16

Student Photographer of the YearCarolyn Van Houten, UNCSince Brendan was young, he lined these cars up on the side of the bathtub very precisely.  It made Erin and Colm nervous, because that is something Marcus did around the time he was diagnosed with autism.  That repetitive, obsessive behavior is a classic sign of autism, but as it turned out Brendan was merely imitating his brother, Marcus.

Student Photographer of the Year 

Carolyn Van Houten, UNC 

Since Brendan was young, he lined these cars up on the side of the bathtub very precisely. It made Erin and Colm nervous, because that is something Marcus did around the time he was diagnosed with autism. That repetitive, obsessive behavior is a classic sign of autism, but as it turned out Brendan was merely imitating his brother, Marcus.