Visual Arts

Threads by Alex Treves

Organised by: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film
  • Date:
    9 - 24 Mar 2024
  • Time:
    Tue - Sat: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Venue:
    Lower Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road Singapore 188977
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According to the United Nations, today over 108 million people around the world are forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict and violence. If this population made up a country, it would be the 15th largest on the planet.

This is one of the foremost challenges facing society in the 21st Century. Economic and political instability, human caused climate change and the interconnectedness of the modern world are all key drivers of migration. Refugees are among the most vulnerable, migrating because they have little or no choice but to do so.

The large and growing community of refugees and other displaced people is spread widely around the globe. "Threads" features photographs taken in over 20 countries, focusing on the people impacted by these systemic drivers of the refugee crisis, emphasizing our shared humanity with those who find themselves in very difficult circumstances.

About the Artist

Alexander Treves has photographed refugees and other displaced people in over 20 countries. He aims to use photography not just to document issues that he cares about, but also to raise awareness and money to assist with the underlying problems. Proceeds from sales of his books "Glimpses Over The Edge" and "Freefall" benefit refugee charities. He is the recipient of the second prize in the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, 2021. He is employed as a finance professional.

Threads by Alex Treves