Caochangdi PhotoSpring
PhotoSpring 2012 is the third edition of a long-term collaboration with Arles. The festival has continued to broaden its international photography network as well as maintaining its emphasis on young Chinese photography. From the international photography world, PhotoSpring features 2011 Nadar Prize winner Jean-Christian Bourcart, Singaporean photographer Stefen Chow, and Japanese photographer Hisaji Hara. The Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition showcases the talents of a new generation of Chinese photographers while other exhibitions allow young curators to share their views on contemporary Chinese photography. Caochangdi PhotoSpring celebrates its relationship with the festival Les Rencontres d’Arles through a special exhibition curated by its director François Hébel, who presents Brian Griffin’s latest series, The Black Country, for the first time in China. The photography collection of the French region Pays de la Loire is also a highlight of this year’s programming.