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Colorado College Senior Wins Grand Prize in Photo Contest

Colorado College senior Anais Gude was awarded the grand prize in the 2009-10 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest for a photo titled "Working on Manhood," taken in Beijing, China. Gude also received one of 10 honorable mentions for another photo, titled "Iron Fist," also taken in Beijing.

Gude, a sociology major and Asian Studies minor, said she was exploring a Beijing "hutong," or traditional neighborhood, when she came upon a group of migrant construction workers who were surprised by her presence, and even more surprised when she spoke Chinese. The winning photo depicts a boy who, when Gude asked if she could take his picture, nodded silently, took a long drag from his cigarette, and blew it toward the camera.

The photo exhibit will travel to 11 ACM colleges, including Colorado College, where it will be on display from February 24 to March 3 in the lobby of the Worner Campus Center.

"Working on Manhood" can be seen at:

"Iron Fist" at:

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