Deadline: April 14, 2017
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping their societies. Selected projects will be exhibited in the next installment of their ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in October 2017 at the Open Society Foundations–New York. Selected artists will also receive a grant of $20,000–$30,000 to support ongoing or future work on these themes.
Ideal candidates are photo-based artists whose goal is to resist, question, and/or affirm, not merely to illustrate or document negative impacts as a neutral observer.
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites work about work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives. Applicants are encouraged to interpret these themes broadly.
A wide range of photo- and image-based approaches are welcome. This may include documentary photography, conceptual documentary, archival images, curated or aggregated projects, social practice, video art, interactive media, and projects that use photography and/or associated metadata as the basis for information art. Projects may be contemporary, or include historical material.
Projects that include lobbying activities will not be funded. Please carefully review the tax law lobbying rules available in the Download Files section before submitting an application.
Applications must be submitted through their online application form by Friday, April 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST. For a detailed list of questions in the submission form, see pages 8-10.
If you have questions, please contact the Documentary Photography Project at +1-212-547-6909, or email@example.com (include the subject line: “Moving Walls 24”).
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