Press Conference | the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will hold press conferences in Beijing and Shanghai

The fifth Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020. Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become a must-see event for photo lovers in China, and attracted more than 230,000 visitors in the last years (70,000 in 2018).

This year, the Jimei Arles International Photo Festival will hold the press conference at Institut français in Beijing on 12th September and the conference at ZiWU (Modern Space) in Shanghai on 20th September.

You are invited to the Beijing press conference of 2019 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival at Institut français

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Thursday, September 12, 10:30 –11:30

Speakers:

Mikaël Hautchamp Cultural counselor of the French embassy, Director of the French Institute in China

RongRong Photographer, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival , Co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Berenice Angremy Art Director of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Representative of Jimei District Government of Xiamen City

Date and time

Thursday, September 12 from 10 :30 to 11 :30

Media registration : 10 :00

Location

Institut Français

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Contact

RSVP before Tuesday, September 10

Ba Yingxuan yingxuan.ba@institutfrancais-chine.com

Ding Ruifeng menyi@doors-agency.com

Zhang Chi zhangchi@threeshadows.cn

You are invited to the conference during PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai to introduce 2019 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

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Thursday, September 20, 11:00 –12:30

Speakers

Benoit Guidée Consul of France in Shanghai

RongRong Photographer, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Sam Stourdzé Director of Rencontres d’Arles, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Berenice Angremy Art Director of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Pixy Liao Photographer, Winner of the 2018 Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award

Reprentative of Jimei District Government of Xiamen City

Host

Cao DanPresident of MODERN ART, Publisher of The Art Newspaper China, LEAP & LIFE at Modern Media Group

Date and time

Friday, September 20 from 11 :00 to 12 :30

Media registration : 10 :30

Location

ZiWU (Modern Space)

Building 1, 10 Jianguo Zhong Lu (N° 8 Bridge Creative Park Phase I), Shanghai

Contact

RSVP before Wednesday , September 18

Zhou Chenxin chenxin.zhou@institutfrancais-chine.com

Ding Ruifeng menyi@doors-agency.com

Zhang Chi zhangchi@threeshadows.cn

This year, the festival presents 30 exhibitions and 55 artists coming from Mainland China, Taiwan, France, UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, USA and India.