New Equity

"New Equity"
Photographer: Shannon Fillingim
Location: Dengfeng, China – July, 2015
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention
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In the artist’s own words: “Thousands that live and study martial arts yearround at Tagou Temple Martial Arts School in Henan Province. To me, these three boys represent the tension between old China and new China that manifests throughout the nation as a whole. While martial arts are a proud symbol of rich Chinese traditional culture, tradition often struggles for a foothold against modern technology and changing values. As young people, these students are the future of China, but as martial arts students, they lack the purpose and conviction ancient tradition would have given them.”
 
New Equity
From 2015 International Photography Exhibition