OpenWalls Arles

3 finalists will receive Weekly pass to attend Les Rencontres d’Arles


OpenWalls is a groundbreaking international awards series, aimed at creating opportunities for emerging and established photographers to exhibit their work in reputable locations. By forming new relationships and collaborating with respected galleries across the world, we are able to open up the walls of otherwise exclusive spaces and to offer the chosen artists a wider platform to exhibit their work.

Partnering with Galerie Huit Arles, a remarkable 17th century mansion and gallery, OpenWalls Arles is providing photographers with the chance to exhibit their work in a month-long group show located in the city’s cultural heart. By entering, your work could be shown alongside the leading names in international modern photography to coincide with Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019.

In response to the theme ‘Home & Away’, 50 successful images will be chosen by a judging panel of key figures, before three finalists are invited to join us in Arles in July 2019, to attend the opening event of the exhibition, where the overall winner will be chosen and announced.


- Your work judged by industry experts
- 50 shortlisted images will receive, the chance to be part of a group feature on BJP-Online, extensive press coverage, be exhibited as part of a month-long group show at Galerie Huit Arles in Arles, France during ‘Les Rencontres d’Arles’ in July 2019
- 3 finalists will receive Weekly pass to attend Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019, return flights + accommodation to Arles, France to attend Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019 and a dedicated feature on BJP-Online
- Overall winner will receive 1 year complimentary print subscription to British Journal of Photography


Opening up the walls of an internationally renowned gallery in Arles, we are looking for images that respond to the theme ‘Home & Away’. Please interpret this theme freely; show us images that capture your sense of belonging, escapism or identity.

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