Human Trafficking

Many people do not think about human trafficking in their daily lives. But, this is a major issue that happens across the world to millions of people each year. Over 20 million people are currently victims of forced labor and nearly 2 million of them are children. Trafficking is the second highest source of illegal income in the world. Yet, only about 1-2% of human traffickers are brought to justice each year and less than 10% of victims are freed. And every 30 seconds, another victim falls into world of human trafficking.

This design is more than just a style statement.  It is a way to start an important conversation that can help shed some light on those that live in the dark. This piece by artist Naia Jozame was commissioned as a new way of seeing the significance of this issue plaguing the world.

What do you think of this design?  What images and thoughts does it conjure up in you and how does it help show the world who you are?  Add to the conversation by commenting below.




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3 Responses

Jackie
Jackie

February 01, 2016

This is one of the best images on this site.
I hope the artist painted the components herself and didn’t just Photoshop this together from stuff found on Google image searches. The eyes are almost spot on. It seems slightly accidental that the chain goes behind the screaming mouth, but otherwise it looks interesting. Looks like an advert for a student union stage production on one of the rare occasions when I’d actually like to see one.

Morgan
Morgan

January 27, 2016

This is a powerful, angry piece. The woman’s eyes are different – one is the dolled-up, made-up eye that we would see if we passed her on the street, while the other is an eye of sadness and desperation, representing the hopelessness and despondence human trafficking victims must feel.

Allison
Allison

January 18, 2016

The composition of this piece is really well done. It moves from the top where the mouth is and travels down, eventually leading to the words. It makes you keep looking back and evokes a lot of pain. I could see this on the cover of a book or movie documentary to spread awareness.

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