Documentary Photography

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

Open Society Voices

Four Photographers Share Their Visions for Change

November 13, 2013 by Anna Overstrom-Coleman 3

Four photographers have been awarded Audience Engagement Grants to work with young people in New York City and the Lakota Nation, Kyrgyz migrants, and people with disabilities.

An Intimate Look at Solitary Confinement and Police Interrogations

September 19, 2013 by Anna Overstrom-Coleman
At this year’s pop-up photography festival Photoville, the Open Society Documentary Photography Project supports two exhibits that provide an inside view of solitary confinement and police interrogation practices.

From the Yellow River to the East River

August 8, 2013 by Yukiko Yamagata, Annick Shen 6

Photographer Ian Teh’s haunting images of the cost of industrialization along China’s Yellow River appear in an unconventional exhibit on a New York City ferry.