Showing photography from across the globe, the 9th Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will kick off in Xiamen on 24 November 2023 and will run until 7 January 2024.
Considered as one of the only photo festivals in China to give space and supporting programmes for Asian photography, the annual photo festival will feature works this year by more than 90 artists from 15 countries including France, Germany, the United States, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. It will be complemented by two major photo awards and a programme of activities that will take place throughout the festival, including portfolio reviews, panel talks, performances, workshops and screenings.
Additionally, the photo festival will join hands this year with vivo VISION+ in presenting an exhibition to explore the possibilities of the mobile phone as a new medium in photography.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 organised 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, synchronising with the freshest international vision.
Jimei x Arles 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 430,000 visitors.
Image : Jimei x Arles announcement poster 2022 edition
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