The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is currently offering a grant to support alternative models for presenting and disseminating documentary photography to the public. The Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change. Five to eight grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded. The deadline to apply is May 13, 2011. Past grantees include Donna De Cesare, Eugene Richards, Jonathan Torgovnik, Mitch Epstein, Wendy Ewald, and many other distinguished photographers.
In addition, the Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 19 group exhibition. Moving Walls is an exhibition series that features in-depth and nuanced explorations of human rights and social issues. Open to both emerging and established photographers, the deadline to submit work is April 1, 2011. Past exhibitions have included work by Benjamin Lowy, Paolo Woods, Ed Kashi, Lynsey Addario, Tim Hetherington, and many more.