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OpenWalls: Photography Competition

OpenWalls: Photography Competition

OpenWalls is an international photography award designed to elevate the careers of both emerging and established photographers by exhibiting their work in prestigious and historic locations around the world. (Image credit: Judge: Dr-Oluwatoyin-Sogbesan-Curator-and-Cultural-Historian.)

Why enter

Secure a unique platform for international photographic acclaim

OpenWalls Arles 2019 & 2020 exhibited at 17th-century mansion and artspace Galerie Huit Arles alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles, the photography industry’s premier annual festival

Have your work judged by industry leaders

This years panel include Meriem Berrada, (Artistic Director, MACAAL Marrakech), Frances Jakubek (Director of Exhibitions at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY), and Lau Ching-Ping, (Chair of Hong Kong International Photo Festival). See below for the full panel!


For the third edition of OpenWalls Arles, a collaboration between Galerie Huit Arles and 1854 Media, we are inviting photographers to respond to the theme Then & Now.

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We are seeking images that convey a sense of reflection or the changes that time brings. How have you, or your families, grown and developed? How has the past year affected us? Has history repeated itself? What challenges face us ahead? We want artists to explore the theme in many different ways. Experiment with new work, revisit past or forgotten projects or examine your past archive and found imagery.ENTER NOW