Songzhuang International Photo Biennale includes Gootee's images

Songzhuang International Photo Biennale recently accepted nine of Marita Gootee’s images from the Sand Shadows Series for the international call for photo artists and photographers themed “Live in This Moment, Return to the Origin” in China. Songzhuang Photo is a major part of the 10th Annual Songzhuang Art Festival. It will be held in the Czech China Contemporary Museum through mid-October.

The Mississippi State professor of art is one of 37 artists selected for the prestigious exhibition. The United State, China, Australia, Singapore, Ukraine, Peru, Netherlands, Dubai, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Germany, France, Italy, Belarus and South Africa are represented.

Songzhuang Photo is based on the idea of a permanent exhibition with changing themes. Through peer support and mutual encouragement, its aim is to promote the artistic development and professional advancement of domestic and international artists/photographers.

Today, Songzhuang includes more than 8,000 artists -- curators, directors, critics, artists, writers and poets. The community of artists, art museums, galleries, exhibitions and art activities is situated in the eastern suburbs of Beijing. For more, visit

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit

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