The second edition of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival has presented more than 30 exhibitions and 1000 artworks.

8 exhibitions selected from the 47th edition of Rencontres d'Arles festival came to Xiamen: Toilet Paper by artists Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, Scary Monsters! An Off-Beat Look into Monsters in Cinema curated by:Marc Atallah and Frédéric Jaccaud, The Jungle Show curated by Yann Gross, Western from Camargue curated by Estelle Rouquette & Sam Stourdzé, Arles Discovery Award, and Arles Book Awards.

Several exhibitions were presented under the umbrella of the following programs: Asian Pulse, Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, Local Action, Mika Ninagawa Solo Exhibition, Photo Insight, Collector’s Tale, Crossover Photography, as well as Photo Book Fair. The opening week was punctuated by seminars, screenings and professional meetings with the Photo Folio Reviews.

Among the events not to be missed: Vintage photography 1850-1949; Toilet Paper that present iconic photos from the eponym magazine created in 2010 by contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari; the private photo collection of Charles Jin, the director of Sipa Press Agency; the works of Mika Ninagawa with its attractive colors; a great selection of young Chinese photographers made by up-and-coming curators.

The 2016 Jimei x Arles Award was attributed to photographer Liu Silin, whose work was exhibited in France at Rencontres d'Arles in the summer of 2017.