Jimei×Arles International Photo Festival



The 8th Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will kick off in Xiamen on November 25, 2022, and continue to showcase new international photography works!

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre has been working closely with Les Rencontres d’Arles since 2015 to found the International Photo Festival in Xiamen’s Jimei District, jointly organized by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen Tianxia Jimei Media Co., Ltd. Jimei x Arles introduces excellent overseas photography works with an open and inclusive attitude, synchronizing with the freshest international vision; works with various experts and institutions to explore the creative power of Chinese photography, facilitates the dissemination of excellent contemporary photography works and continues to promote them on the international stage. Since its founding, Jimei x Arles has presented more than 200 exhibitions from China and the rest of Asia, as well as a selection of excellent shows from Les Rencontres d’Arles. To date, the festival has attracted 400,000 visitors.

Since 2020, Christoph Wiesner, director of Les Rencontres d’Arles, and RongRong, Chinese contemporary photographer and co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, have been serving as Co-Directors, with noted photography critic Gu Zheng  serving as Art Director. The 8th Jimei x Arles will present 30 exhibitions, featuring works by more than one hundred artists from  France, Thailand, Brazil, the United States and mainland China:  six“Exhibitions from Arles”selected from 2022 Les Rencontres d’Arles, ten“Discovery Awards”exhibitions focusing on outstanding young Chinese artist photographers, three“Greetings from Thailand”exhibitions, one“China Pulse”exhibition showing the exploration and development of Chinese higher art colleges in photography, three“Crossover Photography”exhibitions, one “Tribute”exhibition, one“Collector’s Tale”exhibition, two“Local Action”exhibitions, one Jimei x Arles“Group Exhibition of the Finalists’Proposals for Curatorial Award for Photography and Moving Image”, one photography exhibition“THE HORIZON”, and one“Jimei x Arles Photobook Exhibition”.
Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival’s two major awards, “Jimei x Arles Discovery Award”and“Curatorial Award for Photography and Moving Image”will announce new winners during  the opening week from November 25 to November 27. At the same  time, a series of activities such as portfolio reviews, panel talks, guided tours, art fairs, performances, screenings, workshops, and  study tours will welcome art lovers in Xiamen to join us for this year’s grand gathering!