Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Yanmei Jiang (1986), born and currently based in Guangzhou, China. She was photo editor and photographer in a magazine before. Since 2015, she became a freelance photographer and filmmaker. At the same time, she co-founded May and June studio with a partner. She is good at photo stories, portraits, documentary-style videos, and also can make 2D videos. She can use Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After effects to post-production.
Her works focus on the relationship between individual situation and the social, cultural environment, and the communication between them.
Her work has been the finalists of the Dummy Award Kassel 2016 and the 8th Three Shadow Photography Award 2016, they also received the Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Awards 2016, the XITEK EOS New Talent Award 2015. Her works got exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Denmark, and Slovakia. She had held self-publishing book workshops, talk and curatorial in China.
Her works have been published on IMA Magazine, Lens Culture, Tencent·To Live, Artco China Magazine, Chip Foto Video Magazine, Citizine Magazine, New Weekly Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Chinese Entrepreneur Magazine, Economic Weekly Magazine, Blog Weekly Magazine, CBN Weekly Magazine, Portrait Magazine, South Reviews Magazine, People‘s Photography, VICE China, Yogurt Magazine, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Tencent News, Netease News, Sina News, Artron Network, The Paper Network, China Photographers Association Network and other publications.
Cantonese is her mother language. She is also proficient in Mandarin and good in English.
Personal website: http://jiangyanmei.com/
Studio website: http://mayandjune.net/
2016 - The 8th Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist, 2016 - 2015 Xitek EOS New Talent award, 2016 - Dummy Award Kassel 2016, Finalist. , 2016 - Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Award 2016
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing
Me and Me
Me and Me documented a story of growth through life and creation between a couple of artists - Wenjun Chen and Yanmei Jiang. Meeting each other from 2007, we started to record each one's daily life unconsciously, treating the other one as a model in a photographic experiment. It came to a turning point in 2014, we tried to make a change in our life and work. We tended to shoot each other, self-portrait and group photo consciously, exploring and understanding ourselves in this relationship. That was how Me and Me started and also it was just a start. The project compiled the stories between us from 2007 to 2014, and also involved the experimental part of self-exploration and interpersonal relationship from 2014 to 2015.