‘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.’
OpenWalls Arles 2020.
This year’s OpenWalls exhibition saw 62 winners announced, 50 of those being single images and 2 series from the ‘Growth’ category, as well as 10 singles and 1 series from the ‘Daily Life’ category. We’ve put together this list of our favourites, and you can see all the winners here.
“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’
“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’
“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’