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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

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Opening Reception for Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Urban Now: City Life in Congo is an exhibition that explores different urban sites in Congo through the media of photography and video.

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A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”  

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

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Reception for Ebola Through the Lens

Join us at the Open Society Foundations office for a reception for the photography exhibit Ebola Through the Lens in advance of its New York debut at Photoville.

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A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa  

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

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Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected  

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

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Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace  

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.