Again, this week, I want to try to double dose the theme. On the surface, my photo collection will focus on a literal ‘forward’ – athletes in or on the brink of forward movement. But I also want to inject some forward thinking into this theme.
Female athletes get considerably less attention, funding, and credibility, not only in the ‘advanced’ West, but also, expectedly, in China. My collection comes from an organized sporting event at the high school where I taught a few years ago in Hunan, China. Most of the boys seemed to be kitted out in athletic uniforms, while most of the girls were wearing their own clothes. Yep, we know who is important here. I will give them their due here because they deserve it.
(I even insisted on participating in the shot put. Can you find me…?)
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