Visiting Artist Series launches Sept. 7 with photography exhibit, discussion

The University of Maine’s Intermedia Program Visiting Artist Series will kick off with images from “The Kneeling Art Photography Project,” a statewide exploration of social justice through photography and community action.

Eleven photographers from across the state have captured images of Mainers working to secure justice at the local, national and international levels. The images and the personal statements of more than 100 social justice activists will be exhibited at the Innovative Media Research and Communications Center (IMRC) at UMaine through Sept. 30.

A reception and a roundtable discussion with the photographers is scheduled for 5–7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the IMRC.

The public is welcome to attend the kickoff celebration, and other Visiting Artist Series offerings for fall 2021, which will also be presented on Tuesday evenings. Registration for the Sept. 7 panel discussion, “Social Justice Through my Camera Lens,” and the reception is not required.  

Please note that face coverings are currently required through at least Sept. 30, 2021 for all persons — students, staff, faculty, visitors and others — when indoors at a University of Maine System facility. For the latest health and safety guidance, see

For more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Susan Smith, director of intermedia graduate programs,