Open Society Foundations Seek Photography Projects on Migration

George Soros , Founder/Chair, Open Society Foundations
George Soros, Founder/Chair, Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations are soliciting proposals from photographers and media makers for the Documentary Photography Project’s Moving Walls 25: exhibition and fellowship. The project is accepting photo-based, documentary projects that address migration issues.
The fellowship is interested in showcasing the work of photographers and artists who expand the visual language of documentary photography, including those who use new or creative visual strategies, investigative/storytelling approaches or technologies.
The fellowship will also welcome a wide range of photo- and image-based approaches, including documentary photography, conceptual photography, video art, video installation, social practice, archival or aggregated projects, interactive and emerging media (including virtual and augmented reality), and information art (using photography and/or associated data).
Interested applicants must be photographers, artists, and media makers who bring expertise and new insight to an issue; who demonstrate a high level of artistic ability or excellence; and who have the skills, passion, commitment, and capacity to realize the proposed grant project.
Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to themes relevant to migration through their past and ongoing work. Projects considered for exhibition may be for works from a larger, ongoing project, but the Moving Walls exhibit will be curated from content that already exists.
The exhibition will be launched on September 27, 2018 in New York. The foundations will cover participants’ travel and accommodation costs to attend the exhibition’s opening reception and related events.
Selected photographers will also receive a fellowship of US$30,000 to US$$60,000 to support ongoing or future work on the theme of migration.

Applications must be submitted through an online application form by Friday, April 20, 2018.
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