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We believe in the power of images to advance social change.
Through grants and exhibitions, the Documentary Photography Project supports photography to engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

Documentary Photography Project

The Documentary Photography Project seeks to advance socially engaged photography and its potential to drive change.

We value ambitious work that reflects an ongoing commitment to depth and nuance, a plurality of perspectives and approaches, and photographers who use their work to strategically trigger critical thought, dialogue, and action.

Through Moving Walls, an exhibition series that features photography on human rights and social justice issues, we provide a platform for global practitioners who are expanding the visual language of documentary photography in compelling ways. Our public programs combine the perspectives of photographers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to stimulate critical thinking about pressing global issues.

Please visit our New York office’s public gallery space for free Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or visit the Moving Walls website for an archive of past exhibitions. Learn more about how to submit your work for consideration.

See a list of our current and past grantees.