The Role of Arts & Culture in an Open Society

The Role of Arts & Culture in an Open Society

It takes imagination to picture a truly open society—one where freedom of expression and democracy are paramount, and where no one holds a monopoly on the truth.

The Open Society Foundations have long supported artistic endeavors that aim to inspire this type of change.

Learn more: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/role-arts-and-culture-open-society

Featured photographs, in order of appearance:
© Nigel Dickinson. Beyond Borders: Roma Across Europe, Moving Walls 12.
© Tomas van Houtryve. Nepal: A “People’s War” Topples the God King, Moving Walls 16.
© Gabriela Bulisova. The Option of Last Resort, Moving Walls 18.
© Bénédicte Desrus. Persecution of Homosexuality in Uganda, Moving Walls 18.
© Samantha Box. Invisible: Homeless LGBT Youth, Moving Walls 18.
© Tomas van Houtryve. Blue Sky Days, Moving Walls 18.
© James Mackay. Even Though I’m Free, I Am Not, Moving Walls 19.
© Zanele Muholi
© Edward Grazda. New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York, Moving Walls 6.
© Vesna Pavlović Women in Black, Moving Walls 4.
© Vesna Pavlović Women in Black, Moving Walls 4.
© Chien-Chi Chang. New York’s Chinatown, Moving Walls 4.
© Olivier Jobard. From Cameroon to France: Travel Journal of a Clandestine Immigrant, Moving Walls 13.
© Shehzad Noorani. River Bleeds Black: Pollution of the Buriganga in Bangladesh, Moving Walls 15.
© Diana Markosian. Goodbye My Chechnya, Moving Walls 21.
© Jan Dago. Indonesia, Moving Walls 4.
© Don Bartletti. Bound to El Norte: Immigrant Stowaways on the Freight Trains of Mexico, Moving Walls 9.
© Mary Berridge. On the Eve: Moscow 1998, Moving Walls 3.
© Alex Webb. Esperando, Moving Walls 10.
© Tomas van Houtryve. Nepal: A “People’s War” Topples the God King, Moving Walls 16.
© Christian Holst. In the Quiet Land: Life Under the Military Regime of Burma, Moving Walls 17.
© Boris Kocis. Chachipe Youth Photography Contest, Moving Walls 17.
© Christian Holst. In the Quiet Land: Life Under the Military Regime of Burma, Moving Walls 17.
© Dimitar Apostolov. Chachipe Youth Photography Contest, Moving Walls 17.
© Pete Muller. Battling Impunity, Moving Walls 19.
© Mark Leong. Hong Kong Under China, Moving Walls 21.
© Stefano De Luigi. Liberia’s Child Soldiers: Recovering Innocence, Moving Walls 16.