The artist Alfredo Jaar has said that “we are the sum of all the stimuli we receive,” and certainly images, whether in the form of illustrations, videos or photographs, make up an influential portion of that stimuli. In a world plagued by mass shootings, hate crimes, and the stubborn persistence of a range of discriminatory -isms, perception of social difference is critical for determining the relationships we have with each other.
Another Way Home, on view at Open Society Foundations OSF in New York contemplates the impacts of images in our lives. The exhibition is part of the Moving Walls series, an initiative of the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, which has been sharing socially-relevant documentary practice for 20 years. As the 25th iteration of Moving Walls, Another Way Home takes on the issue of migration by featuring eight projects created by 13 artists from around the world. The exhibition, co-curated by Yukiko Yamagata and Siobhan Riordan, can be viewed online or anyone in New York can view it onsite until July 2019 at Open Society Foundations’ New York offices.
From the series The Right to Grow Old. “First as lookouts and later…