On The Line/Online
The Alternative Museum’s objective is to share with its national and global visitors an understanding of what is happening around the world in the hopes that by learning of the causes of human Rights violations we can make a safer and better world for all.
On the Line/Online will use the art work of some of the most brilliant international photographers to explore the complex, multidimensional issues related to civil and human rights: terrorism vs. freedom fighters, prejudice and bigotry related to race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation,the environment, ethical dilemmas related to government, technology, the media, youth at learning institutions, communities at work, freedom of travel, religious beliefs, and freedom of the press, are a few of the subjects to be considered.
Initially the project will be launched with approximately 50 images selected by TAM's curator, Geno Rodriguez. Work from each of the participating photographers will focus on a specific arena with regards to Human and Civil Rights issues. The images presented will be emblematic of peoples who have endured conditions of historical and social extremity and a celebration of those who have fought for and achieved Human and Civil Rights.
Some countries of interest include: Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Thailand, USA, and Zimbabwe. Through monthly updates On the Line/Online will continuously reflect the dynamics of our changing world.