2020 Winners

From 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, OpenWalls Arles is an international photography award designed to elevate the careers of emerging and established photographers by exhibiting their work in the prestigious and historic location of Arles.

We are thrilled to announce the 62 winners of OpenWalls Arles 2020: 50 winning single images and two winning series from the ‘Growth’ category, alongside ten single images and one winning series from the ‘Daily Life’ category.

Series winners

We’re delighted to announce the three Series winners of OpenWalls Arles 2020: Osceola Refetoff, Gregg Segal, and Andrei Farcasanu.

Osceola Refetoff

© Osceola Refetoff, OpenWalls Arles 2020

“Much of my focus is on the remnants and future of human activity across the deserts of the American West. It’s a Mess Without You explores the real tragedy of abandoned dreams, loss, absence, and obsolescence, juxtaposed against the stoically majestic terrain of the region” — Osceola Refetoff, Series Winner, ‘Daily Life’
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Gregg Segal

© Gregg Segal, OpenWalls Arles 2020

“As globalization alters our relationship to food, I’m making my way around the world, asking kids to keep a journal of everything they eat in a week. Once the week is up, I make a portrait of the child with the food arranged around them… Eating habits, which form when we’re young, last a lifetime, and often pave the way to chronic health problems” — Gregg Segal, Series Winner, ‘Growth’
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Andrei Farcasanu

© Andrei Farcasanu, OpenWalls Arles 2020

“Timeless Interventions is a liminal series of photographs, which incite an interruption in consciousness and a whispered memory of the future… These images are the weather pattern of our emotions, evaporating and returning to us, as rainfall in an eternal cycling of resources” — Andrei Farcasanu, Series Winner, ‘Growth’
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Single Image Winners

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Oskar Alvarado, Daily Life

© Oskar Alvarado, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Hossein Fardinfard, Daily Life

© Hossein Fardinfard, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Nai-Jia Kuo, Growth

© Nai-Jia Kuo, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Meredith Andrews, Growth

© Meredith Andrews, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Catherine Hyland, Daily Life

© Catherine Hyland, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Ian Baguskas, Growth

© Ian Baguskas, OpenWalls Arles 2020


Corinne Isabelle Rinaldis, Growth

© Corinne Isabelle Rinaldis, OpenWalls Arles 2020

Alex Vaughan, Growth

© Alex Vaughan, OpenWalls Arles 2020

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View the full list of Daily Life winners


OpenWalls Arles 2020 Exhibition

Spread across four exhibition rooms, the OpenWalls Arles 2020 exhibition will include 50 winning single images and two winning series from this year’s ‘Growth’ category, alongside ten winning single images and winning one series from the ‘Daily Life’ category. See the exhibition from 1 July – 27th September at Galerie Huit Arles, a magnificent 17th century mansion situated in the cultural heart of Arles.