Yukiko Yamagata

Acting Interim Director
The Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project
Location: New York, New York
Nationality: Japan
Biography: Yukiko Yamagata is acting director for the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project , which explores the intersection of photography and social change through grantmaking, exhibitions, public programs, and workshops. Yamagata also... read on
the Documentary Photography Project
yukiko yamagata
Feb 14, 2017
The Documentary Photography Project seeks to advance socially engaged photography and its potential to drive change.We value ambitious work that reflects an ongoing commitment to depth and nuance, a plurality of perspectives and approaches, and photographers who use their work to strategically trigger critical thought, dialogue, and action.

Through Moving Walls, an exhibition series that features photography on human rights and social justice issues, we provide a platform for global practitioners who are expanding the visual language of documentary photography in compelling ways. Our public programs combine the perspectives of photographers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to stimulate critical thinking about pressing global issues.

Please visit our New York office’s public gallery space for free Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or visit the Moving Walls website for an archive of past exhibitions.

See a list of our current and past grantees.

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Grant Announcements News

Moving Walls 25: Exhibition and Fellowship

By Yukiko Yamagata — The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and fellowship opportunity focused on the..
Grant Announcements

Youth, Arts and Culture Initiative Call for Proposals/Expressions

By Yukiko Yamagata — The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)  www.osisa.org  invites innovative ideas from young activists, artists, entrepreneurs or..
Grant Announcements

We're seeking a Social Media Coordinator to work with us in New York. Apply by June 5.

By Yukiko Yamagata — Learn more here. We’re seeking a communications and technology specialist with strong content management and quantitative skills. As the social..

Moving Walls 24: Exhibition & Grant

By Yukiko Yamagata — Excited to announce the Call for Work for our next exhibition , which for the first time will be combined with a $20-30,000 grant. We'll be..
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