The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to an honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.
Launched in 1998, Moving Walls has featured over 175 photographers. Over the past 16 years, we have been proud to support the brave and difficult (and often self-funded) work that photographers undertake globally in their visual documentation of complex social and political issues. Their images provide the world with evidence of human rights abuses, put faces onto a conflict, document the struggles and defiance of marginalized people, reframe how issues are discussed publicly, and provide opportunities for reflection and discussion. Moving Walls honors this work while visually highlighting the Open Society Foundations’ mission to staff and visitors.
The deadline for Moving Walls 21 has passed but prospective candidates should check back in February 2014 for details on the next call for submissions.