ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN SALON // LONDON // ARLES // SOUTH EAST ASIA
Photography Open Salon is a global platform in space, in print and on screen for great photographic art and the discourse that surrounds it.
Founded as an artist-led initiative, it is designed to share, promote and exhibit photographic stories and expressions, and enable new photographic work to be seen, communicated, commissioned and published by creating new audiences, dialogues, followers and collectors. Since its inception in 2011 Photography Open Salon has exhibited over 200 photographers from 45 countries on two continents, and enabled them to exhibit and have exposure during and alongside the renowned international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles (in collaboration with Galerie Huit) and in South-East Asia (in collaboration with China House). The exhibited work has been published in two books Transience and An Eye for an Ear. Both books are part of 2013 Rencontres d’Arles Book Award selection.
Photography Open Salon is founded and curated by Vanja Karas.
Photography Open Salon invites new submissions via an Open Call based on a theme or a subject. The work is curated and exhibited in exceptional settings to offer maximum exposure for the artists. The selected work is also published in a book.
Photography Open Salon will soon be inviting new submissions for London 2014 and South East Asia 2014 on the theme ‘Spectrum of Truth’ 100 selected photographers will be exhibited. The work will also be published in a new book.
Further details to be announced soon. In the meantime keep an eye on our website
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Register your interest on our website if you would like to submit your work and take part in our next Photography Open Salon and we will contact you when we open for submissions.
Monocle TV, video report on Arles Photography Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2012 featuring installations ‘An Eye for an Ear‘, Photography Open Salon 2012 curated by Vanja Karas http://photographyopensalon.org and of ‘‘Pina Bausch, Posthumous, Kontakthof‘ by Vanja Karas in Galerie Huit. If you don’t have time to watch the whole 10 minute video jump start to 2m 30sec and the introduction about the festival by Marta Weiss, Curator of the Word and Image Department at Victoria and Albert Museum. http://monocle.com/film/culture/arles-photography-festival
Previous Photography Open Salon installations below in Arles, France, Galerie Huit and George Town, Malaysia, China House.
‘An Eye for an Ear’, Photography Open Salon // Arles 2012, installations, Galerie Huit, curated by Vanja Karas
‘An Eye for an Ear’, Photography Open Salon // South East Asia 2013, installation, China House, curated by Vanja Karas
‘Transience’, Photography Open Salon // South East Asia 2012, installation, China House, curated by Vanja Karas