Moving Walls 24

Moving Walls 24

Here We Are

Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives

The artists, journalists, documentarians, and advocates in Moving Walls 24 / Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives engage with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance within the context of race, religion, sexuality, political and economic repression, and colonial history.

Two girls sitting in a tree.
Moving Walls 24
Rahima Gambo
Polaroid pictures with writing on them.
Moving Walls 24
Reentry Think Tank
Dread Scott standing while being sprayed by high-pressure water jets.
Moving Walls 24
Dread Scott
Two men laughing near a couch.
Moving Walls 24
Eric Gyamfi
A film frame with a man wearing glasses.
Moving Walls 24
Stephanie Mercedes
Teepees superimposed over a man wearing a cowboy hat.
Moving Walls 24
Daniella Zalcman
Woman in a black and silver dress standing in front of an office backdrop.
Moving Walls 24
Endia Beal
Women at a protest, wearing shirts that say, "Justice for Erwiana."
Moving Walls 24
Xyza Cruz Bacani
A woman standing in front of the U.S. flag.
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Ruddy Roye

About Moving Walls 24

On display at Open Society Foundations–New York from October 2017 to July 2018.

Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives—the 24th iteration of the Open Society Documentary Photography Project’s ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series—brings together ten individual and collective artists, journalists, documentarians, and advocates who engage with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance.

Together they confront and challenge our understanding of past trauma, present-day realities, and future possibilities within the context of race, religion, sexuality, political and economic repression, and colonial history.

In addition to being selected for the Here We Are exhibition they also represent the inaugural class of Open Society Moving Walls Grantees, who have been awarded funding to continue existing or new bodies of work that stand at the intersection of arts, media, documentary, and social change.

Their work hangs in the galleries of Open Society’s New York offices at a time when our work within a larger community of change-making individuals and organizations is under attack, and we are united and emboldened in our collective strength and resolve. We are proud to support and stand with these socially engaged, revolutionary, and paradigm shifting visionaries as they use their creativity to hold those in power accountable and to catalyze transformative change.

Moving Walls is an annual documentary photography exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York, London, and Washington, D.C., and includes five to nine discrete bodies of work.

Since 1998, the Moving Walls exhibition series has showcased nearly 200 photographers in 24 group exhibitions that align with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice.

Are You a Photographer?

Please check back for details on the next call for proposals for Moving Walls.

Plan a Visit

Moving Walls 24: Here We Are will be open free of charge to the public at the Open Society Foundations–New York from October 4, 2017, to July 20, 2018.