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Sunrise around the Summer Solstice
Veterans Day at Taos Pueblo
Enchanted Wood
Skyscrapers in Hong Kong
Christmas on Bent Street
Grand Prismatic Spring
Dew on the web
Ghostly Glamour
Fall Colors on Pilot Mountain
Painted Desert in Big Bend National Park
Faces Behind Atrocity
Carrying the Can
Sunrise Elk
Siesta.
Village People
Aylesbury Canal Basin
Desert Bluffs at Big Bend National Park
Aquarium at the zoo. Taken with my IPhone
Bank Vole munching a red campion flower
Faces Behind Atrocity
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Faces Behind Atrocity

“ Faces Behind Atrocities” one of seven portraits of young women, ages 13-16, from 4 different nationalities who have been rescued from the horrors of the trafficking world and are in the healing process. In collaboration with the survivors, Matilde Simas worked to provide a forum for healing through art. In this portrait series low lighting was used to evoke a mood of deception and secrecy that has been endured. In a pure example of courage, many of these woman chose to hide their faces behind a mask to protect their identity. In addition to providing a visual representation of their resilience, beauty, and strength, each woman recorded a written testimony of how they were lead into trafficking and the atrocities they faced. A Kenyan based nonprofit, HAART Kenya, granted Matilde access to their organization to document the healing process of these young women. HAART Kenya works exclusively on combatting human trafficking in Kenya and empowering its victims.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
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