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Grand Prize

Working on Manhood

Place taken: Beijing, Dong Shi Tiao Hutong

Anais Gude, Colorado College

CET Chinese Studies, Spring 2009

When I was exploring a Beijing hutong (traditional neighborhood), I stumbled upon a group of migrant construction workers who were incredibly intrigued by my presence. They were even more surprised to hear me speak Chinese. When I asked this boy if I could take a picture of him, he nodded silently, took a long drag from his cigarette and blew it towards the camera. This photo just highlights two culturally different people of the same age coming face to face and experiencing mutual curiosity.

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Photo by Anais Gude, Colorado College