Thank you for entering OpenWalls Arles 

The competition has now closed

Judging has been completed by our panel of 6 industry leaders:

Vignes Balasingam, Founder and Director, OBSCURA Festival of Photography
Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
Clement Saccomani, Managing Director, NOOR Images
Daniel Miller, Founder, YourDailyPhotograph.com
Julia de Bierre, Gallery Director, Galerie Huit Arles
Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography

All entrants have been emailed with their status in the competition and the shortlist will be announced in April / May 2019.

Best of luck!

Theme: HOME & AWAY

This year, 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography invited both emerging & established photographers, from all over the world, to submit work to our exhibition OpenWalls Arles, responding to the theme ‘HOME & AWAY’.


We wanted photographers to interpret this theme freely; we were looking for images that capture a sense of belonging, escapism or identity.

© Christopher Bethell
© Alexander Mourant
© Christopher Bethell
© Alexander Mourant
© Christopher Bethell
© Nicholas JR White
© Brandon Dare
© Nicholas JR White

We are opening up the walls of Galerie Huit Arles, to exhibit 50 shortlisted images for a month in July 2019 alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles. Three finalists will also be invited to join us in Arles, where one overall winner will then be chosen by a group of key industry leaders at the show’s opening event.

This is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to show their work to thousands of industry professionals, peers and visitors from across the world. Entrance is now closed. If you entered the award, you will receive an email from us soon.

Calls are now closed