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Colette Fu received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and soon after began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. She has designed for award winning stop motion animation commercials and free-lanced for clients including Vogue China, Canon Asia, Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton, and the Delaware Disaster Research Center. Her pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many private and rare archive collections. In 2017, Colette created the world’s largest pop-up book utilizing her own photographs – “Tao Hua Yuan Ji, Source of the Peach Blossoms”, a 14×21 feet pop-up book that people could enter, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Colette’s numerous awards include the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for best paper engineered artist book, a 2008 Fulbright Research Fellowship to China, and grants from the Independence Foundation, Leeway Foundation, En Foco, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation and Society for Photographic Education. Colette was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2016/17.