Poster for a UN-Schuster Institute sponsored panel discussion "Hidden in Plain Sight: The News Media's Role in Exposing Human Trafficking," June 16, 2010, New York, NY. More about the event>


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Artwork & Illustrations

Sundance in Red, by Geri Montano

"Sundance in Red" is among a series of paintings by artist Geri Montano. It was part of the "Traded Moons" exhibit, which explores the impact of sex trafficking and abuse within Native American communities. See more of Montano's work for this exhibit>

Hand of Trafficking artwork produced by students, Sanibel Island

The border of this painting depicts the endless footsteps of children who run away. The 'Hand of Trafficking' crushes the bright future of those it has entrapped. The victims are male and female of all ethnic and national backgrounds. The painting was created by students in a human trafficking awareness art program on Sanibel Island, Florida, and reported by Shannen Hayes,, August 12, 2011.

Pictures of Modern Slavery

Pictures of Modern Slavery


What does slavery look like? Click an image below to see what each photographer found when exploring the world of human trafficking.

Kacy Chernush Melanie Hamman
Kay Chernush

Photos commissioned for
the U.S. Department of State's 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Melanie Hamman

Photos of human
trafficking in South Africa before the 2010 World Cup.

Eva Horstick-Schmitt
Ron Nicolaysen
Eva Horstick-Schmitt

Photos taken during a police raid against human traffickers in Kosovo.

Ron Nicolaysen

UN-commissioned photos of sex trafficking survivors in Argentina, 2008.

Rahman Roslan

Rahman Roslan

The story of Nur, an Indonesian woman, as she returns to freedom after five years of forced servitude in Malaysia.

Artwork & Illustrations

Army reservists save Ugandan women from trafficking in Iraq

Artwork created by Hector Casanova and Neil Nakahodo at the Kansas City Star for the article "Army reservists save Ugandan women from trafficking in Iraq," Mary Sanchez, April 30, 2011, Kansas City Star.

This page last updated: November 19, 2012