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Social Documentary Network (SDN) is a nonprofit organization celebrating the power of documentary photography to build a greater understanding and appreciation of humanity and all of its diversity, nuances, wonders, and contradictions. Through its digital, print, and in-person platforms, SDN connects visual storytellers to a diverse worldwide audience.

To be a pioneering leader in the field of documentary photography and create mechanisms to preserve, inform, and expand the artform and its ability to affect positive change in the world, while also providing a supportive and inclusive community for documentary photographers to share and learn from each other.