21 February 2007

Slave Britain

On the BBC web page today is a series on human trafficking sponsored by Slave Britain with images by Karen Robinson, mostly portraits that maintain the anonymity of the victims of the contemporary slave trade. Most of the individuals Robinson photographs are women, many having been sold into sexual slavery, but some into domestic or other commerical servitude.

The top photograph is of "Louisiana," a young Lithuanian woman now 26, who was sold into prostitution in the UK; the lower photograph is of "Rajan," A young Nepalese who was sold into domestic service in the UK, but who escaped and now lives in a park. The exhibition Slave Britain: The 21st Century Trade in Human Lives is exhibited at St Paul's Cathedral, London, 21 February to 29 March 2007.

[Both images © Karen Robinson / Panos Pictures]



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