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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