The Open Society Documentary Photography Project has concluded the selection of photographers for the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, which opens in January 2014.
We received more than 360 submissions this year via an open call for proposals. Through a process that involved careful deliberation by the Documentary Photography Project, an advisory committee of the Open Society Foundations’ staff, and the exhibition curators—Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and Stuart Alexander, international specialist at Christie’s—we selected the following projects:
- Shannon Jensen, A Long Walk, on Sudan’s Blue Nile state refugees seeking shelter from conflict in neighboring South Sudan;
- Mark Leong, Hong Kong Under China: 15 Years On, which reflects on the transitions that have taken place in Hong Kong since the handover to China;
- Diana Markosian, Goodbye My Chechnya, on young Chechen women coming of age in a republic that is rapidly redefining itself as a Muslim state;
- Nikos Pilos, The Ruin of the Greek Industry, on the fiscal crisis in Greece as seen through its abandoned factories;
- João Pina, Shadow of the Condor, on the aftermath of Operation Condor and South America’s military dictatorships during the “dirty war” years.
Congratulations to these photographers, who now join a roster of notable visual storytellers represented in our newly relaunched Moving Walls archive.
Moving Walls is a documentary photography exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations that features in-depth explorations of human rights and social issues. The show exhibits the work of five to seven photographers at our offices in New York and in Washington, D.C.