This year Feng Li was invited to exhibit his series “White Night” at Rencontres d’Arles. Besides, the idea of a Carte Blanche came about when curator Thomas Sauvin, who nominated Feng Li for the Jimei x Arles Discovery Awards 2017, suggested an additional project to Sam Stourdzé which consisted in inviting Feng Li to do what he does best: wander the streets and shoot, then produce a sort of on- the- spot exhibit displaying all the things he came across while in Arles.
Feng Li’s intuitive and swift style of shooting fits perfectly into an organic show, moreover he shoots every single day insuring no shortage of material during the bustling opening week of the festival. Thus, the Chinese photographer debarked a few days prior to the official opening of Les Rencontres, preparing both the show at Maison des Lices and an in situ exhibition at La Croisière where was shown the product of his Carte Blanche was shown as a daily report on Arles.
This part included the life of the festival but also random life sketches from the city streets involving a variety of subjects ranging from horses, Arlesian folk outfits, stray cats and all sorts of haircuts.
Thanks to @rencontresarles , @thomas_sauvin , @jimei_arles , @threeshadows_3