About Moving Walls 3
A group photography exhibition, Moving Walls strives to represent the transitional condition of opening societies and the development and maintenance of existing open societies. The concept of open society is based on the recognition that people act on imperfect knowledge and that no one is in possession of the ultimate truth. In practice, an open society is characterized by the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and minority opinions; the division of power; and a market economy. It is a way to describe the positive aspects of democracy. While existing open societies are still deficient in some ways, the Moving Walls series seeks to explore what holds open societies together. The work of Mary Berridge and Antonin Kratochvil are contrasting views of life in former Soviet countries. Gary Fabiano’s impressions come from encounters with the homeless. In the cafeteria, Chester Higgins, Jr., presents lyrical images of the African diaspora. Bruce Davidson’s recent photographs of East Harlem demonstrate significant positive change since his first photography project began there in 1966. Ed Kashi’s work is from his ongoing project Aging in America.