Over the past 15 years, the Open Society Foundation's Moving Walls exhibition has showcased in-depth photography on subjects ranging from interrogation procedures in Ukraine to the fallout from the collapse of Yugoslavia to aging sugar cane villages in the Dominican Republic. The collections -- along with the grants provided by the foundation -- have, as the New York Times puts it, served as a "lifeline" for documentary photographers whose work would never be exhibited in a typical commercial gallery.
Now, for the first time, the images -- which were previously only exhibited on the walls of the Open Society Foundation's offices -- have been made available to the public through a new gallery space in New York and a new website, where readers can scroll through the work of the more than 170 artists supported by the foundation. Here, we've collected some of our favorite pictures from more a decade and a half of human rights photography.
In the February 2011 photo above, tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators gather to pray and show support for the Bahraini monarchy at the Ahmed al-Fateh Mosque in the capital Manama, as part of an event designed to counter anti-government protests at the Pearl Roundabout. The photographer, Yuri Kozyrev, was first sent to Cairo by Time magazine at the beginning of the Arab Spring to capture images of Tahrir Square. But he later expanded his coverage to include Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen. He brought back this set of photographs, which he calls "On Revolution Road."