OpenWalls Arles is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. All entrants have been emailed with their status in the competition and the shortlist will be announced in April / May 2019.
OpenWalls is a groundbreaking international awards series, aimed at creating opportunities for emerging and established photographers to exhibit their work in reputable locations. By forming new relationships and collaborating with respected galleries across the world, we are able to open up the walls of otherwise exclusive spaces and to offer the chosen artists a wider platform to exhibit their work.
Partnering with Galerie Huit Arles, a remarkable 17th century mansion and gallery, OpenWalls Arles is providing photographers with the chance to exhibit their work in a month-long group show located in the city’s cultural heart. By entering, your work could be shown alongside the leading names in international modern photography to coincide with Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019.
In response to the theme ‘Home & Away’, 50 successful images will be chosen by a judging panel of key figures, before three finalists are invited to join us in Arles in July 2019, to attend the opening event of the exhibition, where the overall winner will be chosen and announced.
Galerie Huit Arles
Located in the centre of Arles, Galerie Huit Arles has gained international attention for its combination of classic architectural styling, and the latest in contemporary art and photography. Its atmospheric, salon-style approach to exhibitions is the committed work of author, curator and heritage conservationist, Julia de Bierre, who founded the gallery in 2007.
In the decade since its inception, Galerie Huit Arles has grown into a leading photographic force within Arles, attracting emerging and established names from across the globe to its unique 17th century setting.
1854 Media & British Journal of Photography
1854 Media is an award-winning digital media organisation with a global audience including millions of photographers, industry leaders and arts & photography lovers.
At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854. It has also created internationally renowned photography awards – including OpenWalls, Portrait of Britain™ and BJP International Photography Award, all of which aim to discover and promote new talent.
Our visual content agency, Studio 1854, helps brands use the power of photography and video to cultivate and engage larger audiences, by leveraging our relationships with the world’s top photographic influencers and our understanding of the visual content that engages them.