The Red Light Campaign, photographs and twinterview
The Red Light Campaign is centered around an exhibition of thought provoking photographs, which graphically humanise suffering. Constantly evolving, the exhibition is more than a collection of photos; it is a catalyst for action and events which contribute to the fight against human trafficking.
The title of the exhibition, 'Red Light,' has a double meaning: the red traffic light symbolizes the call for an end to human trafficking while reminding people that many victims of trafficking are used for forced commercial and sexual exploitation.
Last year, the Red Light Campaign exhibition was featured in different venues around London, the University College London and at the Stop The Traffik's Global Freedom Summit. More recently, the photos were shown at Westminster Abbey at the invitation of Members of Parliament.
In 2012, the Red Light Campaign will be collaborating with the Helen Bamber Foundation, a human rights organisation that helps to rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations. The Red Light Campaign will be working with the Foundation's photography group to exhibit a selection of survivors' photography. Red Light Campaign is committed to giving a creative platform for survivors, so that their vision can receive the attention from the community that it deserves.
The Red Light Campaign was founded by college students Talia Chain and Philipp Engel.
If you want to know what inspired them and other details about the Red Light campaign, the UN.GIFT.HUB invites you to join Philipp Engel on the first UN.GIFT.twinterview, an interview via twitter taking place February 7 at 15:00, Vienna time.