Yan Cong

The Real Man Club
Location: Beijing
Nationality: China
Biography: Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors.  In 2015, Yan was... read on
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The Real Man Club
Credits: yan cong
Date of Work: 12/15/18 - 12/16/18
Updated: 08/15/19
Location: Beijing
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Tang Haiyan founded the Real Man Training Club to combat what he and others in China see as a masculinity crisis. On a cold winter day, I went on assignment for The LA Times to photograph a shirtless run organized by the Real Man Training Club. The youngest participant was only 7.

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