Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Yanmei Jiang born in 1986 in Guangzhou, China. She was photo editor and photographer in media for 4 years. In 2015, she became a freelance photographer. She and a partner founded May and June Studio. In 2017, she began making videos. Her works focus on the relationship between individual situation and the social, cultural environment, and the communication between them. Her works include portraits, features, travel, food and drink, videos, etc.
She have got some awards in photography field. Such as Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Award; got in the finalist of Dummy Award Kassel and the finalist of the 8th Three Shadows Photography Award, she also got Xitek EOS New Talent award 2015. She have taken part in many exhibitions in China and abroad until now, Including China, Japan, UK, German, Italy,France, etc.
Her works have been published in and out of China, Such as IMA Magazine, Lens Culture, VICE China, Yogurt Magazine, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Tencent·To Live, Artco China Magazine, Chip Foto Video, Citizine Magazine, New Weekly, Marie Claire, Chinese Entrepreneur, Economic Weekly, CBN Weekly, Portrait Magazine, etc.
Feature works: http://jiangyanmei.com/commission/-features/
South Africa travel: http://mayandjune.net/travelsouthafrica/
In 2012, she finished work Enning. http://jiangyanmei.com/work/-en-ning/
In 2015, She and a partner finished an US Family Photo Project, and published a book Across America. https://goo.gl/xSRZbk
In 2016, her work Me and Me got some awards. http://mayandjune.net/meandme/
In 2017, she made a project about Guangzhou Port with a partner. It includes photography and video. She took a video. The whole China ports project was exhibited in China Port Museum and published as a book. http://jiangyanmei.com/work/-guangzhou-port-project/
Personal website: http://jiangyanmei.com/
May and June Studio: 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. Finally, it displayed as a handmade book consists of four parts.