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Intl photography festival kicks off in Xiamen

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2019-11-25

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Mother, Daughters, Sisters by Tom Wood from Ireland in 1984. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2019 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival kicked off in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province on Nov 22, which will run until Jan 5, 2019, according to local media reports.

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

The 2019 event marks the fifth time for the Les Rencontres d'Arles in France, equivalent to the Cannes International Film Festival in the photography world, to join hands with Jimei district in Xiamen, with a view to offering a golden chance for photography buffs to enjoy works from across the globe.

Every year, Jimei x Arles focuses on the photographic scene of an Asian country. After South Korea (2018) and Indonesia (2017), this year Jimei x Arles invites India, with exhibitions curated by Indian photography specialists and produced in partnership with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts (New Delhi) and the Museum of Art & Photography (Bangalore).

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