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
Willa, the first transgender girl to navigate Malta's new gender identity law
maggie soladay
Apr 1, 2016
On the Open Society Foundation's Instagram feed this week, photographer Joanna Demarco's documents the inspiring story of WIlla, the first transgender child to navigate Malta's new gender identity law.

“Well, when I was at a walking, talking age, I started feeling like this, like I was a girl. I used to dress up in my mum's clothes secretly. I wanted to start ballet because it was a way in which I could wear pink clothes. I knew that I was a girl but no one could see it because of how I looked on the outside,”- Willa.

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Emily Macinnes on the Open Society Foundations' Instagram feed this week.

By Maggie Soladay — Scottish photographer and Visura member, Emily Macinnes, is taking-over the  Open Society Foundations'..

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..

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..

Nyani Quarmyne's Queen Mothers in Ghana

By Maggie Soladay — On the OpenSocietyFoundations Instagram feed this week, Accra, Ghana based  Panos photographer Nyani..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..
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