In 2017, Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival co-created with Madame Figaro the first Chinese photography award dedicated to women photographers: Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, highlighting the work of a Chinese women photographers exhibited at Jimei x Arles. The winner is awarded 50,000 RMB and the opportunity to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China. This award is supported by Women in Motion, an international programme launched in 2015 by luxury group Kering. The young photographer Guo Yingguang won the prize with her series The Bliss of Comformity about arranged marriages.
Guo Yingguang's photo series for Madame Figaro was published in their March 2018 issue. See some photos below!
This summer, Guo Yingguang will participate in Rencontres d'Arles 2018.
Find out more about Guo Yingguang in this recent interview by Chinese video media Yitiao, where she tells about the story behind her photography project.