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Survivor: A global look at human trafficking

With high profits and low risk, the buying and selling of human beings has become the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world today. Survivor: A Global Look at Human Trafficking is an extensive portrait series that sheds light on the underrepresented and often ignored survivors of sex trafficking, forced labor and forced marriage in Uganda, Philippines, Ethiopia, Belize, Kenya, and the U.S. The series consists of intimate portrayals of the healing, recovery and reintegration process.

Matilde Simas is a photographer based in Boston, MA. Her unique style focuses on documentary and fine art, with her imagery simultaneously reflecting the sensitivity and the strength of her subjects. Matilde uses the capacity of photography to inform, provoke discussion, and inspire action by public speaking and exhibiting her work in museums, galleries, and public spaces. Her work on human trafficking has been widely exhibited by various UN agencies. She has recently been awarded a UNICEF Picture of the Year HM.