Moving Walls 3

The Moving Walls 3 exhibit addresses life in former Soviet countries; cultural and spiritual practices that connect the African diaspora; and various issues in the United States, including aging, homelessness, and the changing neighborhood of East Harlem, New York.

A man with a walker in the middle of a rural road after a tornado.
Moving Walls 3
Ed Kashi
Three boys in front of a power plant.
Moving Walls 3
Antonin Kratochvil
A student in a graduation cap and gown.
Moving Walls 3
Bruce Davidson
A ritual procession of people in costume.
Moving Walls 3
Chester Higgins, Jr.
A woman kissing a framed icon.
Moving Walls 3
Mary Berridge
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Moving Walls 3
Gary Fabiano

About Moving Walls 3

A group photography exhibition, Moving Walls strives to represent the transitional condition of opening societies and the development and maintenance of existing open societies. The concept of open society is based on the recognition that people act on imperfect knowledge and that no one is in possession of the ultimate truth. In practice, an open society is characterized by the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and minority opinions; the division of power; and a market economy. It is a way to describe the positive aspects of democracy. While existing open societies are still deficient in some ways, the Moving Walls series seeks to explore what holds open societies together. The work of Mary Berridge and Antonin Kratochvil are contrasting views of life in former Soviet countries. Gary Fabiano’s impressions come from encounters with the homeless. In the cafeteria, Chester Higgins, Jr., presents lyrical images of the African diaspora. Bruce Davidson’s recent photographs of East Harlem demonstrate significant positive change since his first photography project began there in 1966. Ed Kashi’s work is from his ongoing project Aging in America.

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 over 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.