Open Eye Gallery

Zanele Muholi, VUKAN RISE, c. Ted Oonk, 2015

Open Eye Gallery is one of the first established photography galleries in the UK, based in Liverpool. We’re taking a lead on socially engaged photography nationally, bringing different voices, photographers and communities together.


Open Eye Gallery are Declaring because it is impossible not to acknowledge that the position our planet is in, is nothing short of an emergency.

As a photography organisation, we recognise that most people share their lives using photography on social media and we utilise the tremendous power of photo stories to bring communities together to affect positive social and environmental change. Our national lead for socially engaged photography and our extensive partnerships enable us to work with environmental experts, creative and community activists, providing platforms to champion their work in neighbourhood and public spaces across the north west.

At Open Eye Gallery we are committed to sustainable practices, working to reduce our impact on the environment. We have embedded monitoring and reporting on our carbon usage and updating our knowledge via staff training and active learning with climate focussed groups. We actively engage as members of the Liverpool City Region sustainability network for cultural organisations and fully support Liverpool and Liverpool City Region in their actions towards zero carbon emissions.


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