Creativity and photography belong to the history of international women's magazine Madame Figaro: for 38 years, the world's best photographers have collaborated with the magazine, and not only for fashion series.
Initiated in 2016 in Rencontres d'Arles, the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro – Arles rewards every year a woman photographer, whose work is shown in the festival. Past winners of the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro – Arles include Wiktoria Wojciechowska (2018), Paz Errazuriz (2017) and Laia Abril (2016), chosen by juries presided by French movie stars Marion Cotillard, Mélanie Laurent and Isabelle Huppert.
In 2017, the Madame Figaro China launched the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, honoring the work of a Chinese woman photographer exhibited at Jimei x Arles.
The laureate of the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, selected by a prestigious jury composed of leading figures in the art, cinema or fashion world, is awarded 50,000 RMB and invited to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China. The winner of the first edition of the prize in 2017 was Guo Yingguang.
Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award is supported by Women in Motion, an international programme launched in 2015 by luxury group Kering to showcase the contribution of women to the film and image industry.