Five Things to See, Five Reports to Read

Recently, Photography of China posted five reports about Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival written by Marine Cabos. The reports covered topics like Overview of the Festival,  Discovery Award, Women Photographer Award, an interview with Sam Stourdzé, Collector's Tale and photo book station etc. 

 

Day 1: Three To See

"The third instalment of the Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival opened its doors on Saturday 25th November 2017. The heavy rain didn’t stop the swarm of medias and people from attending this rather new but nonetheless important rendez-vous of the photographic creation in dialogue between France and China."

 Joel Meyerowitz' works at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, exhibition view © Marine Cabos

Joel Meyerowitz' works at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, exhibition view © Marine Cabos

 Sam Stourdzé speaking to local media at Jimei Citizen Square main exhibition hall © Marine Cabos

Sam Stourdzé speaking to local media at Jimei Citizen Square main exhibition hall © Marine Cabos

"    How Jimei x Arles festival evolved since its advent in 2015?

S.S.: If Les Rencontres d’Arles has been existing for the last 48 years, Jimei x Arles festival is only three years old. So it’s perhaps slightly too early to evaluate it now, it seems difficult to delineate the evolution, we are still at the beginning of our project. What I can tell you is that year after year, more and more medias are covering the event, the overall audience grows wider, and we continuously increase the exhibitions’ level of demand and quality. "

 

 Day 3: Huang Jianpeng's Collection of Vintage Photos

 Lan Zhigui, Fine Day After Rainfall, Lhasa, 1956, Darkroom developed, salt paper print, collection quality, signed by the photographer, limited print 6/29, 2009. Courtesy of Huang Jianpeng Gallery 黄建鹏画廊

Lan Zhigui, Fine Day After Rainfall, Lhasa, 1956, Darkroom developed, salt paper print, collection quality, signed by the photographer, limited print 6/29, 2009. Courtesy of Huang Jianpeng Gallery 黄建鹏画廊

Jimei x Arles Festival was not only about the contemporary world, but it also gave voice to historical images from China. Of particular relevance was the photographer and collector Huang Jianpeng’s 黄建鹏 exhibition that showcased three major Chinese photographers active in China from the 1920s to the 1950s, namely Lang Jingshan 郎靜山, Lan Zhigui 蓝志贵 and Xue Zijiang 薛子江.

 

Day 4: Discovery and Madame Figaro Awards Winners

 View of the Library at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre © Marine Cabos

View of the Library at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre © Marine Cabos