[Oberlist] WORLD# call/grant/photo: Moving Walls 19 Documentary Photography Exhibition

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Call for Proposals: Moving Walls 19 Documentary Photography Exhibition
Date: January 5, 2011
Contact: Quito Ziegler
qziegler at sorosny.org

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.

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, the
Foundations honor this work while visually highlighting the mission of our
foundation to staff and visitors.

Since its inception in 1998, Moving Walls has featured over 100
photographers whose work address a variety of social justice and human
rights issues that coincide with the Foundations' mission.

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. We will accept any genre of photography that is
documentary in nature and is not staged or manipulated. In addition,
priority will be given to work that addresses issues and geographic
regions of concern to the Open Society Foundations.

The Foundations do not discriminate based on any characteristics that may
be protected by applicable law.

Emerging Photographer Travel Grant
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. The grant is subject to the
applicant obtaining the necessary visa to the travel to the U.S.

Friday, April 1, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Additional Information
For more information, please see the Moving Walls guidelines:

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