Maggie Soladay

Photo Editor
Open Society Foundations
Location: New York, NY 10019
Nationality: American
Biography:   Maggie Soladay is photography editor at the Open Society Foundations in New York, working on human rights issues around the world. She curates weekly take-overs on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram account and is always looking for... read on
Emily Macinnes on the Open Society Foundations' Instagram feed this week.
maggie soladay
Apr 6, 2016

Scottish photographer and Visura member, Emily Macinnes, is taking-over the Open Society Foundations' Instagram this week with her smart and emotional documentary and portrait work, sharing the voices of some of the 11,500 refugees and migrants currently stuck in Idomeni, a small village on the Greek-Macedonia border.  Please follow along!

Amina, 36, a Yazidi Kurd from the Sinjar province in Iraq, sits in the middle of the road during a protest where dozens of people blocked the highway between Idomeni and Thessaloniki. Although it is evident the protests will not directly open the border it remains one of the few ways that those stranded in Idomeni feel their voices can be heard - desperate that Europe does not forget about them.

Amina was on her way to meet her husband, who has already applied for asylum in Germany, when Macedonia (FYROM) officially closed its border. Now she is worried that she will be returned to Turkey – a country which has repressed the political and cultural rights of the Kurdish people since the Turkish War of Independence and who continue to persecute, torture and murder Kurds within its borders.

In direct response to the EU-Turkey deal struck on March 20th Greece has already began the deportation of hundreds of refugees from the islands of Lesvos and Chios back to Turkey. -Emily Macinnes

Follow @opensocietyfoundations on Instagram, where each week a new photographer takes-over the account to share personal photo projects from around the world. Projects explore different aspects of human rights and the human condition with a focus on justice and equality. We are always looking for new photographers to takeover the account. We pay a stipend as a way to help support these important projects.

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The Moving Walls 25 Exhibition and Fellowship

By Maggie Soladay — Open Society Documentary Photography Project  is looking for artists who are exploring how our societies think about and respond to migration. We..

David 'Dee' Delgado on Puerto Rico's Recovery

By Maggie Soladay — This week, on the Open Society Foundations' Instagram takeover, David 'Dee' Delgado shares his work documenting life and the slow recovery in..

EverydayEverywhere Guest Curator on Instagram This Week

By Maggie Soladay — This week I am the guest curator for the @everydayeverywhere  Instagram feed. Please follow along from today till October 30, 2016. Guest..

Life in Sierra Leone after Ebola on Instagram by Nana Kofi Acquah

By Maggie Soladay — This week on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram, Nana Kofi Acquah  @africashowboy is taking-over the feed looking at life after Ebola in..

Philippines based Jes Aznar documenting the execution of alleged drug offenders by vigilantes and the state

By Maggie Soladay — Photographer Jes Aznar has been sleeping days and photographing nights lately in order to document the executions of alleged drug users and drug..

Erika P. Rodriguez Explores the Impact the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis is Having on Everyday People

By Maggie Soladay — This is a critical week for everyone in Puerto RIco, America's oldest colony, as the government and the people brace for another missed debt..

This week, animated videos on Instagram: The abuses of Canada's Indian Residential Schools

By Maggie Soladay — On the  Open Society Foundation's Instagram feed  this week, photographer Daniella Zalcman shares animated videos of her collage..

Italian photographer Stefania Prandi on Instagram this week

By Maggie Soladay — Stefania Prandi takes over the Open Society Foundations Instagram feed this week with a project about the sexual harassment and sexual coersion of..

Willa, the first transgender girl to navigate Malta's new gender identity law

By Maggie Soladay — On the Open Society Foundation's Instagram feed this week, photographer Joanna Demarco's documents the inspiring story of WIlla, the first..

Police Brutality against migrants and refugees in Calais, France

By Maggie Soladay — This week on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram feed, photographers Kelly Lynn Lunde and Elian Hadj-Hamdi are sharing images and stories about..

Photographer Sarah Stacke's long term work from Manenberg, South Africa

By Maggie Soladay — On the Open Society Foundations Instagram feed this week:  Love From Manenberg is a long-term personal project by Brooklyn, NY based Sarah..

Nyani Quarmyne's Queen Mothers in Ghana

By Maggie Soladay — On the OpenSocietyFoundations Instagram feed this week, Accra, Ghana based  Panos photographer Nyani Quarmyne is sharing his project about..

Photo Reportage of the Trafficking of Nigerian Women to Italy for Sex Work By Elena Perlino

By Maggie Soladay — This week on the Open Society Foundations instagram feed , a selection of photographs from the project "Pipeline" on the sex-trafficking of Nigerian..

Interview and Slideshow with photographer Amanda Rivkin about Refugees in Europe

By Maggie Soladay — After a Long Haul, Refugees Settle Into New Lives Far from Home "The fact is, being a refugee is a lot like being in a war. You spend so much time..

Photographer Timothy Fadek follows a brave journalist as she reports on murder in Juarez, Mexico

By Maggie Soladay — “Meet Lucy Sosa. As a reporter for El Diario, the newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, right across the border from El Paso, Texas, she had covered more..

JA Mortram shares stories that reflect on social exclusion this week on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram account.

By Maggie Soladay — This week, JA Mortram is taking over the Open Society Instagram account with a new story each day from his project Small Town Inertia (..

Amanda Rivkin on Asylum seekers escaping war, now on @opensocietyfoundations Instagram

By Maggie Soladay — This week on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram: Photographer Amanda Rivkin follows the route refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq are..

Time to Get Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

By Maggie Soladay — Ending mass incarceration is suddenly the hottest topic on the presidential campaign trail. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for..
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