Jimei Arles photo festival in Fujian: A visual feast ahead

By Li Ping | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-05-05 07:10
Jimei Arles photo festival in Fujian: A visual feast ahead

Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverrí's 2011 work, Supersonas, will be shown in the Rencontres d'Arles photo festival in France in July. [Photo/Rencontres Arles]


Three years ago, French photographer and curator Sam Stourdzé brought the world's most renowned photo festival - the Rencontres d'Arles - to Jimei, a district in the coastal city of Xiamen, Southeast China's Fujian province. It was Rencontres' debut in China and also the first time the festival had been staged outside France.

In November, the third Jimei Arles photo festival will stage another visual feast in Xiamen, showcasing both photos selected from the 2017 Rencontres in France and some produced by Chinese photographers.

When East and West imaginations meet

In a recent interview with China Daily, Jimei Arles festival cofounder Rong Rong said, this year, eight projects from the Rencontres will be featured, but they are still in discussions about which works to select.

"They will be tailored according to Chinese audiences' tastes."

The final list will be unveiled in September.

Rong, who is a pioneering Chinese photographer, said the month-long event will also include lectures, book fairs, forums, and workshops, serving as a platform not only for admiring art but also for sharing photography experience and ideas.

Last year, nearly 40 exhibitions were shown in Jimei, attracting over 50,000 visitors from both China and abroad, according to its organizers. Among them, eight are from the Rencontres.

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