RongRong, from Fujian, China and inri, from Tokyo, Japan, were independent photographers who met and began collaborating in 2000.
In 2004, they moved their studio to Caochangdi, a quiet and unique place. That same year, their first child was born.
In 2006, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, which Rong Rong and inri funded and founded, formally broke ground in Caochangdi. They invited Ai Weiwei to serve as designer for the space.
In May 2010, "Compound Eye: Works by Rong Rong &inri 2000–2010", curated by Feng Boyi, opened at the He Xiangning Art Museum.
This exhibition is the ﬁrst time that their works from their ten years of photographic collaboration has been exhibited. Just as the exhibition title "Compound Eye" suggests, this exhibition is the true landscape of their movement from natural surroundings to society, and a multiple image of their self-reﬂective private space.
Additionally, as part of the exhibition, the interactive "Three Shadows Pinhole Camera Workshop" at He Xiang-ning Art Museum kicked off on the opening day.