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Kay Chernush "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" photo exhibition launched in Singapore

The NGOs EmancipAsia and ArtWorks for Freedom Singapore joined forces last week to launch photographer Kay Chernush's exhibit "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" in Singapore.

 

 

The exhibit aims to raise awareness of human trafficking for forced labor and sexual exploitation in Asia Pacific, and is part of a campaign that includes film screenings of documentary and feature films, an exhibition of art by Cambodian human trafficking survivor Vannak and three Survivors Quilts, a performance of a theatre piece by Dawn Saito, and a Fundraising Gala Dinner.

 

Kay Chernush has more than 25 years of experience in photography and fine art image-making. Her work has been commissioned by organisations including Free the Slaves and the International Cocoa Initiative, and has also appeared in over 50 feature stories with the Smithsonian magazine. Her fine art work is included in the permanent collections of the World Bank and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

 

"By drawing on personal experiences from human trafficking victims, Chernush put together a well thought, beautiful ensemble of photographic artwork," reads a statement issued by EmancipAsia.

 

The exhibit, which is installed in front of Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road, will be on display through September 6th.