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Deadline November 18th: Open Society ” Moving Walls 23: Group Exhibition”

Open Society Foundations
Call for Submissions: Moving Walls 23: Group Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting proposals for our next exhibition, Moving Walls 23, opening in June 2015 at Open Society Foundations–New York.

We are seeking photo-based documentary projects that address a social justice or human rights issue in any region where the Open Society Foundations are active.

Since 1998, Moving Walls has showcased over 200 photographers in 22 group exhibitions—at our offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London—that align with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.
  • We welcome all applicants, and especially encourage those from underrepresented groups (e.g., applicants from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East; people representing marginalized groups; and women). All submissions will be considered. The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.
Purpose and Priorities

We are particularly interested in work that provides a fresh perspective and expands the visual language of documentary photography. Therefore, we invite photographers and artists to submit documentary-based work that uses new or creative visual strategies, investigative/storytelling approaches, or technologies. We seek applicants who reflect a diversity of global perspectives, especially those that are under-represented in mainstream narratives and media. Five to six projects will be selected.

We will cover the cost of: printing/framing; $2,500 participation fee; travel cost reimbursement/coverage to attend the opening reception and related events (attendance required); and return shipment of photographs.”

For the full prospectus visit: www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/moving-walls.

Deadline February 26th: Open Society Moving Walls Grant

Open Society Foundations
Moving Walls Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in the fall 2013. The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to a $2,500 honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility
Each Moving Walls exhibit highlights issues or geographic regions where the Open Society Foundations are active. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls, and special consideration is given to long-term work produced over years of commitment to an issue or community. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.

Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.

Photographers working in their home countries, women, emerging artists, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.”

Click here to download (pdf) of the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply.

Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

PROOF
Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Judges
Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

Award
The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

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