Last year, we covered 10 Contemporary Chinese Photographers You Should Know, who were all nominees for the 2017 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award. In this post, we are introducing the 2018 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award nominees.
As one of the most prestigious photography awards in China, the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award rewards an artist with an exhibition at world-famous Rencontres d’Arles festival the following year as well as a 200,000 RMB prize.
Aged between 22 and 38, the ten nominees of the Discovery Award are a mirror on today’s China, with their focus on topics including the couple, intimacy, gender identities, self-representation, collective memory, public and private urban space, media and social networks, mass production and consumption, globalized exchanges… Following the footsteps of Zhu Lanqing, Liu Silin and Feng Li, Lei Lei, the 2018 winner, had the chance to be exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles in 2019 with his work Weekend. Pixy Liao won the second edition of the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award.