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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
"Face Behind Atrocity"

Human trafficking is globally pervasive, economically motivated, and emotionally overwhelming. "Face Behind Atrocity" is a portrait of 14 year old girl who has been rescued from the horrors of the trafficking world and is in the healing process. In collaboration with the survivor, Matilde Simas worked to provide a forum for healing through art. In this portrait low lighting was used to evoke a mood of deception and secrecy that has been endured. In a pure example of courage, the young woman chose to hide her face behind a mask to protect her identity. A Kenyan based nonprofit, HAART Kenya, granted Matilde access to their organization to document the healing process of the young women. HAART Kenya works exclusively on combatting human trafficking in Kenya and empowering its victims.

TAGS: Kenya

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Copyright:
© Matilde Simas.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
Total Views: 103
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Sept. 12, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Nairobi, Kenya