Moving Walls Exhibition - Only Three Days Left!

There are just a few days left to visit the 24th “Moving Walls” exhibition in NYC - I hope you find some time to check it out! It closes this Friday, July 20.

Moving Walls is an annual documentary photography exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and exhibited at the OSF offices. Since 1998, the "Moving Walls" exhibition series has showcased nearly 200 photographers in 24 group exhibitions that align with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice. 

The current exhibition, “Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives,” has been open free of charge to the public at the Open Society Foundations' New York office (224 West 57th Street at Broadway) since last October and will be closing this Friday. The nine artists, journalists, documentarians, and advocates in the exhibit “engage with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance within the context of race, religion, sexuality, political and economic repression, and colonial history.” They are: Xyza Cruz Bacani, Endia Beal, Rahima Gambo, Eric Gyamfi, Stephanie Mercedes, Reentry Think Tank, Ruddy Roye, Dread Scott and Daniella Zalcman. 

I have included photographs below from three of the bodies of work featured in the exhibition (more information in captions). I hope you get a chance to check it out if you live in the New York City area - the exhibition is extremely moving and thought-provoking.

 
 “Just Like Us” by Eric Gyamfi, exploring queer life in Ghana. The photographs attempt “to represent queer people in Ghana as both members of a distinct community as well as critical contributors to the country’s social fabric and history.”

“Just Like Us” by Eric Gyamfi, exploring queer life in Ghana. The photographs attempt “to represent queer people in Ghana as both members of a distinct community as well as critical contributors to the country’s social fabric and history.”

 “I AM, We the People” by Reentry Think Tank, which works to transform the stigma surrounding previously incarcerated individuals.   

“I AM, We the People” by Reentry Think Tank, which works to transform the stigma surrounding previously incarcerated individuals. 
 

 Copies of two of the (free!) exhibition books. 

Copies of two of the (free!) exhibition books.