OpenWalls Arles is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

We will email everyone who entered to inform you of your status in the competition.


Meet OpenWalls judge Vignes Balasingam, founder and director of the OBSCURA Festival of Photography

Vignes Balasingam has juried the POPCAP Prize for African Contemporary Photography, the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, and Travel Photographer Asia, and is now lending his judging expertise to OpenWalls Vignes …


Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter and Tobias on winning the BJP International Photography Award

Copenhagen-based photographers Sara Galbiati, Peter Eriksen and Tobias Markussen won the 2018 International Photography Award with their series The Merge – an in-depth investigation into artificial intelligence and robotics, which …


Galerie Huit Arles: If Walls Could Talk

An interview with founder, owner and curator of Galerie Huit Arles, Julia de Bierre Situated within a late 17th century mansion, in the historical centre of the UNESCO world heritage …


Rosie Matheson on being selected for a BJP award

Rosie Matheson’s selected work for Portrait of Britain 2016 captures Elliott Jay Brown at his favourite skatepark in Camden, London. Prior to being selected for Portrait of Britain, London-based photographer …


Les Rencontres d’Arles

For our first OpenWalls exhibition, we are opening up the walls of Galerie Huit Arles to exhibit 50 shortlisted images for a month in July 2019, to coincide with Les …


Announcing OpenWalls, Your Invitation to Arles

1854 Media and British Journal of Photography are welcoming entries to our first ever OpenWalls award, responding to the theme ‘Home & Away “Hosting OpenWalls is an exciting opportunity to …