EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTENDER: GUANYU XU

Chicago-based photographer Guanyu Xu was born and raised in a conservative family in Beijing, China, where expressions of overt non-heteronormative behavior were forbidden; it was not until his arrival to the United States in 2014 that he had the courage to reveal his homosexuality. In his series One Land to Another, the artist presents his personal journey to the United States and the work stands at the intersection of race, sexuality and citizenship.

Prizes for the 3rd Annual Emerging Photography Awards include gallery exhibitions at United Photo Industries (Brooklyn), ArtBridge (NYC) and HeadOn Festival (Sydney), $$$$, representation opportunities with Susan Spiritus Gallery (LA) and nineteensixtyeight (London), exposure, camera bags and more!  Deadline is January 31, 2017. 

Prizes for the 3rd Annual Emerging Photography Awards include gallery exhibitions at United Photo Industries (Brooklyn), ArtBridge (NYC) and HeadOn Festival (Sydney), $$$$, representation opportunities with Susan Spiritus Gallery (LA) and nineteensixtyeight (London), exposure, camera bags and more!  Deadline is January 31, 2017.