Open Society Institute
|Category: Arts & Culture
The Institute’s Documentary Photography Project will fund documentary photographers who propose new ways of using photography as an advocacy tool. The grant will enable photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice to collaborate with a partner organization and present the work to targeted audiences to stimulate positive social change. All photographers must have another entity such as a nonprofit or community-based organization that agrees to collaborate with the photographer to present his/her work in innovative ways and to reach out to specific communities to advocate for social change. The partner must engage with the photographer to accomplish these goals, not just fund or publish the project. Proposals must address a current social justice issue and present strong images that are contextualized, when necessary, with words, sound or other media. Preference is given to work that coincides with the issues and geographical areas that concern the Institute. Additional information is available on the Web site.
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