Faces of China, 1981

The Hartford Courant featured a new exhibit, “Faces of China, 1981,” by photographer Tom Zetterstrom at the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies.

“This is a unique look at China, not from a political perspective. He just looked at the people,” said Patrick Dowdey, curator of the Center, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, adjunct assistant professor of East Asian Studies. “This was during a period when China was shifting away from Maoism to the reforms of Deng Xiaoping. People were still poor, but they had optimism.”

The exhibit runs through Dec. 6.