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The Kneeling Art Photography Project aims to promote humanist and social action in the communities of Maine as a response to the local problems of racism and injustices.  This project promotes the tradition of solidarity that exists in Maine by showing the commitment of the populations for justice and equality alongside the minorities.  This project will provide contemporary and future generations with models of leadership and civic engagement.

What began as a response to the agonizing events of the past few years has become a way to humbly, but powerfully, amplify the common hunger for social justice among a diverse group of individuals living in our state. It is a chronicle of what it means to “take a knee” in our own times and contains voices that reflect universal truths about our shared humanity.

Taking A Knee For Change It is one of our challenges for 2023 to release this book which will bring together a large selection of the photographs and personal statements of Mainers who work to end racism and secure social justice at local, national and international levels.

The new team for this second phase of The Kneeling Art Photography Project is working hard to bring the communities of Maine a high-quality coffee table book that educates, challenges viewpoints and promotes tolerance. A book that will inspire people to move from thought to action, to self-activism, to feeling compassion and to committing to justice and equality alongside minorities. 

We sincerely thank Creative Portland for serving as our first laboratory of ideas and energy in the embryonic phase of the book. We thank our new sponsor UMVA for the trust and determination to accompany us for the second stage of the project.

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