The Healing Power of Photography

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything,” said Aaron Siskind, a revered American photographer of the 30s and 40s. What each photographer chooses to catch on film is a creative [...]

Can you walk away?

“Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, in his love of justice,” President Lincoln said in an 1854 speech. This weekend, President Lincoln’s Cottage has partnered with Polaris Project to launch an exhibit that will open people’s eyes to the realities of modern slavery and human [...]

A picture is worth a thousand words

On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11th, Polaris Project launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness about trafficking through photographs. We asked you to make a sign and tell the world that you want to take a stand against human trafficking. We received pictures from church groups, swim teams, artists and many others [...]

Our Decade’s Work

Ten years ago I was a senior at Brown University when I learned about human trafficking from a local newspaper article.  A detective described six women who were brought in from Asia, forced into prostitution in a business that was disguised as a massage parlor. One of the women had cigarette burns on her [...]