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A Postcard From Arles

© Niko Djavanshir

© Niko Djavanshir Pool parties, guerilla galleries, and pitchers of rosé. This year, we attended the opening week of the 49th edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles. Here’s what we saw. The first thing to note about the annual pilgrimage to Arles is that you will bump into everyone you know. Queuing to board the plane at Luton airport, I spot several colleagues, some people I …

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 Balasingam has an staggeringly extensive CV. His foremost position is as founder and director of OBSCURA Festival of Photography in Malaysia. Through the five editions of the festival, he has curated over 40 exhibitions, featuring …

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 Rencontres d’Arles. Since its inception in 1970, Les Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography, becoming a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents. Taking place in Arles, …

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 create an outstanding curated exhibition in an unusual setting,” says Julia de Bierre, who is opening up the walls of her internationally renowned gallery, Galerie Huit Arles, to exhibit 50 shortlisted images for a month …