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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.

Recent Work

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A Photographer Goes Behind the “Roma Walls”  

Bjorn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.

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A Photographer’s Journey Through a Changing Hong Kong  

Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.

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On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

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After an Economic Crisis, Modern-Day Greek Ruins  

Photographer Nikos Pilos documents the wreckage of Greece’s industrial zone in the wake of the financial crisis.

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An Ordinary Item Tells the Story of an Extraordinary Journey  

Photographer Shannon Jensen shines a light on the crisis in South Sudan through images of the tattered shoes worn by civilians fleeing conflict.

Event
Moving Walls 21 Opening Reception

The Open Society Foundations are hosting an opening reception for Moving Walls 21.