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Proposals Sought for Moving Walls Documentary Photography Exhibition Addressing Social Justice Issues

The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 19 group exhibition.

Moving Walls is an exhibition series that features in-depth and nuanced explorations of human rights and social issues. Thematically linked to the Open Society Foundations’ mission, Moving Walls is exhibited at Open Society offices in New York and Washington, D.C., and includes seven discrete bodies of work. Since its inception in 1998, Moving Walls has featured over a hundred photographers whose work addresses a variety of social justice and human rights issues that coincide with the foundations’ targeted issues and geographic regions. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls.

Any emerging or veteran photographer who has completed a body of work on a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed. The program will accept any genre of photography that is documentary in nature and is not staged or manipulated.

To support the professional advancement of photographers who have not received much exposure, an additional travel grant will be provided to select Moving Walls photographers to attend the opening in New York and meet with local photo editors and relevant NGO staff. Recipients must apply for the travel grant after being chosen for inclusion in the Moving Walls exhibition.

Complete Moving Walls guidelines and submission procedures as well as information on the mission and priorities of the Open Society Foundations are available at the foundations’ Web site.

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