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Through grants and exhibitions, the Open Society Foundations support photography to engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
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.
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.
Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.
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.
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.
Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.