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China's First Contemporary Photo Center Announces Photography Award Finalists

The 28 finalists will exhibit in the Ai Weiwei-designed Three Shadows Photography Art Center.
April 21, 2014, 8:45pm

Make no mistake: if there's one thing China takes pride in these days, it's the arts. With rigorous training that runs the gamut from classical to contemporary, artists from the country have spent the past few decades producing some of the greatest works the world over—and while much of it is understandably lost in the distance, what does make it across the ponds is unflinchingly sublime.

One such hub of creativity in China have announced their finalists for an opening of contemporary photography:

_After intense deliberation by the selection committee and invited photographer Liu Zheng, 28 finalists have been selected out of the 580 candidates to participate in the sixth Three Shadows Photography Award (TSPA) exhibition. _

Photography Award Exhibition will be held on April 26th, 2014 at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. The final results of the competition will be announced at the opening ceremony, after the international selection committee has made its decisions. This year's Photography Award includes the Three Shadows Photography Award and the Shiseido Prize for Female Photographers. (via)

The nonprofit arts center, opened in 2007, features 880 square feet of finger-clickin' goodness, all designed by the international arts impresario himself, Ai Weiwei.

Oh, and the work? Well, see for yourself:

_Check out more Three Shadows Finalists on the announcement page, and if you happen to be in Beijing, the Three Shadows Photography Awards exhibition is ongoing through June 29. _

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