Anais Gude takes top honors in ACM photo contest

CC  senior Anais Gude won both the grand prize and an honorable mention in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s second annual ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Gude’s photo “Working on Manhood” took the top honor.  Her photo “Iron Fist” was one of 10 honorable mentions in the competition.

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 winning photos will be featured in a traveling exhibit that will visit 11 of the ACM colleges. It is scheduled to be exhibited in Worner Campus Center February 24-March 3. Check out the
other winning photo entries.