Meet this month’s OpenWalls Editor’s Pick photographer, Gustavo Tavares

© Gustavo Tavares

Gustavo’s photograph is of the small airport in Pyramiden, an abandoned soviet coal mining city in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway Gustavo Tavares has spent many years exploring the arctic, photographing the landscapes as a way to understand the climate’s harshness, and the relationship between man and nature. For Gustavo, the arctic embodies a fractured sense of home. It is not where he lives, but where …

How does sense of place impact your work?

In light of OpenWalls, a new award calling for photographers to respond to the theme ‘Home & Away’, we take a look at different interpretations of the theme For our very first OpenWalls award, we are inviting both emerging and established photographers, from all over the world, to submit work responding to the theme ‘Home & Away’. Up to 50 photographers will then be selected …

Christopher Bethell on his complex relationship to home

Meet one of our featured photographers, Christopher Bethell, who explores his identity through his work Christopher Bethell’s work comes from a desire to explore his identity, making his personal reflections universal. His complex relationship to home comes from his dual American and British citizenship. Despite never having visited America, he has always thought of it as a home, and so embarked on his major MA …

Brandon Dare explains why home is at the heart of all his work

Meet one of our featured photographers, Brandon Dare, whose work explores the unique emotions conjured by home Brandon Dare is currently preparing to enter his final undergraduate year at the University of South Wales, where he studies documentary photography, and he will soon be embarking on his first photography project away from home. Brandon’s previous work has always explored the emotional connections of home, first …

Alexander Mourant on creating work in unfamiliar surroundings

Meet one of our featured photographers, Alexander Mourant, whose work challenges the friction between our interior and exterior worlds Raised on the Channel Island of Jersey, Alexander Mourant has always been influenced by his surroundings, and seeks out projects far from home. Drawing inspiration from the notion of pilgrimage to and from sites, he attempts to exemplify the connection between experience and place. Mourant’s early …

Meet our first OpenWalls Editor’s Pick photographer, Francesca Pompei

Francesca Pompei’s photograph depicts her father in Rome, her hometown, on a visit to one of their favourite spots Rome-based photographer Francesca Pompei is our first OpenWalls Editor’s Pick photographer, having been selected by our online editor Diane Smyth as one of this month’s best entries, and voted for on social media by our readers. Her work is focused on art and architecture, and she …

Nicholas White explains the relationship between his camera and his surroundings

Meet one of our featured photographers, Nicholas White, who has spent years shooting away from his familiar surroundings, and investigating human interactions with nature Nicholas White is based on Dartmoor National Park, where he pursues projects that examine our relationship with our landscape, and the way we interact with our natural spaces. Since graduating from Plymouth College of Art several years ago, Nicholas’ work has …

Meet OpenWalls judge Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker

Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker, one of the world’s best respected publications, and she is now bringing her expertise to OpenWalls Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker, a magazine best-known for its mix of journalism, literary writing, art criticism and infamous one-panel cartoons, and now home to Photo Booth, a blog dedicated exclusively to …

Why Exhibit in Arles?

As we draw to the end of the first month of this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles, we look at why exhibiting in Arles is so beneficial for photographers Our very first OpenWalls exhibition will be held next year in Arles. We are looking for up to 50 photographers to exhibit as part of a month-long group show at Galerie Huit Arles during Les Rencontres d’Arles …

Meet OpenWalls judge Daniel Miller, founder of YourDailyPhotograph.com

Daniel Miller is a photography dealer residing on the west coast of the United States. He is also the proprietor of two galleries, and founder of photography collecting initiative YourDailyPhotograph.com California-based gallery owner and entrepreneurial art dealer Daniel Miller began his auction site, YourDailyPhotograph.com, six years ago. Each day, he puts up three photographs for sale on the site, and these are then sent out …