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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

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.

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.

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected  

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

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.

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.