Posted: June 4, 2010
The Open Society Institute invites photographers to submit a body of work
for consideration in the Moving Walls 18 group exhibition.
is an exhibition series that features in-depth and nuanced explorations of human rights and social issues. Thematically linked to OSI's mission, Moving Walls is exhibited at OSI’s offices in New York and Washington, DC and includes seven discrete bodies of work.
Moving Walls recognizes the brave and difficult work that photographers undertake globally in their documentation of complex social and political issues. Their images provide the world with human rights evidence, put faces onto a conflict, document the struggles and defiance of marginalized people, reframe how issues are discussed publicly, and provide opportunities for reflection and discussion. Through Moving Walls, OSI honors this work while visually highlighting the mission of our foundation to staff and visitors.
For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for both the social justice or human rights issues they photograph, and for themselves as photographers. When the tour ends, photographers may keep their professionally-produced exhibition to use however they wish.