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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …