This is my photography entry for 's 'Not For Sale' Human-Trafficking Awareness project: [link] (I added the text to the photo in PaintShop Pro, as I was told I was allowed to.)
Nobody really knows exactly how many people are sold into slavery each year, but there are estimated to be nearly 30 million people trapped in some kind of slavery today. The Atlantic slave trade, which kidnapped and enslaved Africans between the 1500s and 1800s, brought less than 15 million to the New World, total.
For more information on human trafficking, and what you can do to help stop it: Not For Sale Campaign: [link] Stop Child Trafficking Now: [link] HumanTrafficking.org: [link] Teens On Trafficking: [link]
And, for those of you who have stamp collections, here's a stamp that someone made:
Here's another piece I did on the problem of trafficking:
This poster is featured in the U.S. Department of State's 2010 Trafficking in Persons report, page 365: [link] If you or your organization would like to use this poster to help spread awareness of Human Trafficking, please inquire by email, to email@example.com .
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
— Albert Einstein
SPECIAL THANKS TO TIM O'BRIEN & THE WHO. Sorry for all the edits.
Moin, since the 14th February is my Deviantart Anniversary (it will be my 9th year here), I thought I participate in the "Great Valentine Exchange", giving you an alternative Valentine's card without any pink, you can share with someone you love or want to disturb.
Submitted for the Not For Sale contest. This is digital art and photo manipulation, created in Adobe Photoshop. The quote was taken from the Coalition To Stop The Use Of Child Soldiers website [link]
For this image, I wanted to capture and communicate the tragedy of human trafficking and child soldiers. Rather than using facts and figures to communicate the problem, it felt much more provocative to only feature a quote from one of the victims.