Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

TypePhoto festival
LOCATIONsThree Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall (Xiamen, China)
DATEs2017 - 2019
organizersThree Shadows Photography Art Centre, Doors 门艺

Since 2015, the world’s biggest photography festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, travels to China with the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen.

Art directors: Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan (Doors 门艺)
Partners: Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles / Tianxia Jimei, Xiamen

Joel Meyerowitz, "Camel Coat Couple in Street Steam", New York City, 1975. Courtesy of the artist and Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Each Winter, Jimei x Arles shows 8 exhibitions coming from Rencontres d’Arles alongside 20 Chinese and Asian photography exhibitions. The festival also promotes Chinese talents on an international scale, with its Discovery Award, shown in Arles every year.

It was created in 2015 by Sam Stourdzé, then director of Rencontres d’Arles, and Chinese photographer RongRong, founder of China’s first photography museum, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing and Xiamen), with the support of Xiamen’s Jimei District.

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Wang Wusheng, "Mount Huangshan A104 W49", 1984. Courtesy of the artist and Three Shadows + 3 Gallery.

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Joel Meyerowitz, "Camel Coat Couple in Street Steam", New York City, 1975. Courtesy of the artist and Howard Greenberg Gallery.

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Cai Dongdong, "Landscape #1", 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

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Sun Yanchu, "Eye of the Leopard", la série de "Ficciones", 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

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René Burri, "Egypt, Saquara Near Cairo, First Pyramid Known to Man", 1962. Courtesy of the artist / Magnum Photos / René Burri Foundation / Musée de l’Élysée.

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Tom Wood, "Great Homer Street Market", Liverpool, 1991. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sit Down.

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Guy Le Querrec, "Bao Guang Temple", Xindu (Sichuan), 27 April 1984. Courtesy of the artist and Magnum.

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Michael Bühler-Rose, "Chandra and Kalyani", Gainesville, FL,"Constructing the Exotic" series, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bangalore.

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Exhibition view, Ruben Lundgren, "Anything That Walks", Jimei x Arles 2017.

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Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at UCCA for Jimei x Arles 2018.

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Exhibition tour, Jimei x Arles 2018.

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Exhibition view, Luo Yang, "Youth", Jimei x Arles 2019.

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