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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 …

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 …

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 Clément Saccomani, Managing Director of NOOR Photo Agency

Clément Saccomani arrived at NOOR Photo Agency in 2015, with fifteen years of experience in the photography industry. Having initially worked as Editorial Director for Magnum Photos in Paris, he now helms NOOR as Managing Director Clément began his photographic career as a press photographer. Represented by Gamma Agency, he covered news, conflict and violence against women, before joining the staff at Magnum Photos in 2009. …