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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 …

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 aims to explore and visually interpret the possibility that we are living inside a simulation. Sara, Peter and Tobias met while attending the Fatamorgana School of Photography in Denmark, where they now share a studio. …

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 Rosie Matheson had worked on a number of editorial projects for clients such as Nike, Adidas and The Financial Times, whilst also evolving her own self-initiated projects. Her most recognisable series, Boys, celebrates the diverse …

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 …