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LRCCS Photo Contest

PULSE: Picturing China in Motion

"Spirit of 798" by Brittlyn Tyler, was an entry in BOLD, the 2014 LRCCS photo contest. About her entry, Brittlyn wrote, "Looking down an alley in the 798 artist district, my eyes immediately focused on the angry, familiar face of a red solider. This series of caricature statues, especially the leader of the line, captures the rebellious spirit of the contemporary Chinese artist."

What is the pulse of China today?

Over the last few decades the economic profile, cultural identity, and politics of greater China have undergone profound change in what can seem to be a clash of the new and the traditional. How do people show happiness, frustration, wonder or surprise?

In your submission of photos, seek to showcase groups or individuals where actions may stand out from the norm or are rooted in tradition. We hope for photos that center on people, whose movements constitute the "pulse" of a living and dynamic culture.

Email to 5 photos with a resolution of 300dpi which can be printed at 11" x 8.5" and submit to

Deadline: September 1, 2017

There will be a month-long exhibition of images at the U-M International Institute.