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Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography

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

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Recent Work

Opening Reception for Moving Walls 23: Journeys

Moving Walls 23: Journeys is an exhibition that highlights the spaces—both physical and psychological—inhabited by people pursuing freedom, security, and a more self-determined future.

The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society  

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.

Brooklyn Outdoor Exhibit Features Two Open Society Photographers

A Brooklyn photography festival features immersive installations about U.S. Superfund sites and Nigerian romance novelists.

Exiled to Nowhere: Discussions on Intolerance and Inclusion in Burma

As part of the global tour of the photography exhibition Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, this discussion focuses on the challenges and intolerance facing ethnic minorities in Burma.

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination  

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians  

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.