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Carlos Idun-Tawiah and Katya Ilina to feature in BJP festival in Arles

Congratulations to the two photographers Carlos Idun-Tawiah and Katya Ilina on winning at OpenWalls Arles by British Journal of Photography! Both artists won in the 2022 submission cohort, with each receiving space in the 2023 exhibition from 4th July until 26th September.

British Journal of Photography, in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, presents OpenWalls Arles, 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.”

Carlos Idun-Tawiah won the Winning body of work with ‘Sunday Special’; a series that aims to highlight the ethos of Sundays from a much more vernacular perspective. The artist said: “My joy is to have everyone who sees this go back in time one way or the other; to incite that delight that can only be found when we look back; to provoke the sweet joys of what our memories could best serve us.”


Katya Ilina’s work ‘The Monument’ from her series ‘Tbilisi Spirits’ also features in the exhibition. The artist said The Monument is “from the series Tbilisi Spirit, exploring new truths of young Georgians on the path of decolonisation after gaining independence from the USSR in 1991. Georgia is an Orthodox Christian country, and faith is a significant part of national identity.”

Huge congrats to both artists!

Keep an eye out for both of the series during the festival which runs from 4th July until 26th September in Arles, France. Details can be found here.

Katya Ilina