RongRong & inri
RongRong (China) and inri (Japan) have been working together since 2000. Their works reflect the intimate world that they have created together, while pushing the boundaries of traditional black-and- white darkroom techniques. Their past critically acclaimed series of works, such as Mt. Fuji, in Nature, Liulitun, and Tsumari Story focus on the beauty of the human body in nature and the urban environment. Their recent work brings attention to the beauty and value of new beginnings in their shared life and surroundings, especially amidst a rapidly changing world. In 2007, RongRong & inri established the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in the Caochangdi art district of Beijing, the premier platform for international communication. They also started the annual Three Shadows Photography Award to discover and encourage China's most promising photographers. In 2015, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre established by RongRong & inri organized Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival in partnership with Les Rencontres d'Arles. RongRong&inri received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. They are being recognized for both their careers as artists and their significant impact on Asian photography.