The fourth edition of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen from November 23 to January 2. Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become an unmissable event for photo lovers in China in just three years, and attracted more than 160,000 visitors (60,000 in 2017). During his first official visit to China in January 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron recognized Jimei x Arles festival as a unique example of Sino- French cultural cooperation.
Co-produced by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen’s Jimei District - Tianxia Jimei Media, the festival’s art direction is ensured by Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, co-founders of cross-border art agency Doors. This year, the festival will boast 30 exhibitions from 70 artists from the United States, France, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, South Korea, Slovenia, and of course China.
Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival
November 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Main Venues: Jimei Citizen square main exhibition hall / Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre , Xiamen, China