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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

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.

Young Photographers Bring Post-Earthquake Haiti into Focus  

Five years after Port-au-Prince was devastated, a new photography book documents one of its most famous streets.

Enabling Repression, Exporting Surveillance, and Silencing Dissent

Privacy International leads a panel on the surveillance technology industry to mark the launch of a report on the sale of surveillance technologies to Central Asian governments.

Targeted: A Conversation with Artists Hasan Elahi and Josh Begley

Join us for an artist talk with Hasan Elahi and Josh Begley, who use their art to reflect on post-9/11 racial profiling and surveillance culture.