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Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography

Through grants and exhibitions, the Open Society Foundations support photography to engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

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Recent Work

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Enabling Repression, Exporting Surveillance, and Silencing Dissent

Privacy International leads a panel on the surveillance technology industry to mark the launch of a report on the sale of surveillance technologies to Central Asian governments.

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Targeted: A Conversation with Artists Hasan Elahi and Josh Begley

Join us for an artist talk with Hasan Elahi and Josh Begley, who use their art to reflect on post-9/11 racial profiling and surveillance culture.

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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy  

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

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Watching You, Watching Me Exhibit: Public Programs

Join us on November 13 for a discussion on surveillance photography at the School of Visual Arts. Panelists include Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me artists Andrew Hammerand and Josh Begley.

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Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me Opening Reception

Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me is an exhibition that explores how photography has been used as an instrument of surveillance, as well as a tool to expose and challenge its far-reaching negative effects.

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The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration  

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.