Points of Impact:The 2009 Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition

The winner of the Three Shadows Photography Award will be announced on April 25th.


The goal of the award is to discover the new strengths of Chinese contemporary photography. From the opening of Three Shadows up until today, we have brought to light many important, overlooked works from the history of Chinese photography. The establishment of the Three Shadows Photography Award continues this mission. Before, photography and its values seemed to be ebbing away without a known future. Part of Three Shadows' mission is to act as a bridge from to past to the future and contribute to the development of photography Contemporary photography in China is still in the midst of developing, and one of Thee Shadows' most important tasks is to record these changes for posterity.


There were more than 300 applicants to the first annual Three Shadows Photography Award juried competition. Choosing one winner tom this group will be very difficult- these young photographers’works are full of personality, making this exhibition a great success. We hope that we grow as photographers in the future,and hope that, through this award we can inspire a new generation of photographers in China.

We would like to thank all the artists, jury members, sponsor, staff, institutions, and individuals that have helped make this happen.

RongRong &inri