‘Reflections’ became the topic for our Summer 19 open call, as a means much favored by artists of all kinds in art and architecture, design and photography. We challenged people with an eye for beauty around to share pictures of peculiar effects created by mirror-like surfaces.

Reflections have always been considered as something enigmatic and even mystical. They can multiply, disorient, re-organize space, create a non-existent counterpart or produce whimsical visual effects that turn our perceptions of what is possible upside down. The result is always a change of reality as we know it. Reflections can make one’s heart race or quite on the contrary make one stop in awe and reflect. They are all around us in everyday life, and often a familiar object seen mirrored in an unexpected environment can produce a far stronger impact on the beholder. Isn’t the world around us just a reflection in our eyes after all?The participants from five continents shared their art, videos, installations and photography on the subject via Instagram with #BEOPENReflections hashtag, as a way to celebrate people’s ability to creatively interpret the reality around them.

The entries closed September 31st, 2019.

We are happy to announce that Gabrielle Aquadro, South African architect and photographer, currently based in London, has been selected the winner, and that her surreal entry has brought her the prize of €300!

Once again, we thank and applause all the creatives around the globe who take part in our challenges. This year, you will have two more opportunities to win, with our last but one #BEOPENShadows global open call launching this week already.