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.
The Kneeling Art Photography project presents a positive image of diversity in Maine by showing photographs of people of different races and backgrounds living in Maine. This will strengthen the feeling of belonging. This project is 100% made in Maine because all the people who will be photographs as well as all the photographers live in Maine. The various sponsors and organizations that support this project as well as the publishing company where the book titled Taking A Knee For Change will be published are based in Maine.
Taking A Knee For Change It is one of our challenges for 2022 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, consisting of Mark Chimsky, Christine Sullivan and I are working hard to bring the communities of Maine a high quality book that will inspire them and incite them to action. We will reveal to you as we move forward in this exciting adventure the important details and how you can get involved as an individual or a community.
We sincerely thank Creative Portland for serving as our first laboratory of ideas and energy in the embryonic phase of the book.