I wanted to do something that depicted both a visual and meaningful representation of reaching out and saving someone in need, so I took inspiration and reference from Michaelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.” I added cracks to the lower hand to give it a stone-like appearance to hint the inherent inescapability of the human trafficking epidemic.
Women account for a large proportion in human trafficking, and the design attempts to highlight this phenomenon and call more attention to the reality of women in human trafficking.
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This poster focuses on the idea of luring. This bad individual/figure (a demon or the devil) holds a lollipop as its tactic to lure in a victim; in this case children. The lollipop also plays as a hypnotic spiral to emphasize the idea. A snake is hidden within showing that this particular candy is not safe to eat. “FAUX PROMISES” refers to the promises or deal that the lurer will say in order to convince the victim (money, food, care, etc.) The word “FAUX” refers to faux candy which is fake candy that is often hand-made for props and decor.
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits annually; according to a 2014 ILO estimate, 21 million victims are trapped in modern slavery. Ethnic minorities and highly marginalized groups of people are estimated to work in some of the most exploitative and harmful sectors, such as leather tanning, mining, and quarrying. The poster depicts a piggy bank without a hole to save money. This cannot be done when a person is a slave.
For my piece, I created a figure that looks like a man with a silhouette of a wolf but with the face looking like a mask. With this, I wanted to represent that you shouldn’t trust anyone if you don’t know their true intentions.
Human Trafficking in many cases Capture the people and their dreams by Attractive traps.
I, You, He, She, We or They. Humans are not property, humans are not “It”.
The poster design titled “Shadow” was inspired by the song “No Shadow After Dark”. The song speaks on some vital ways of living that evoke the prevention of Human Trafficking that would help the viewer to be safer. I find that this was a useful tool to help in the illustration of what was being said. The poster design showed a person in the body structure of a human smiling with an emoji head holding on to a little girl that is fearful. This was a way of showing the viewer the personality and the approach of strangers that participate in human trafficking. The smiling emoji face was used because it is something that is relatable in today’s digital world of texting. Persons are more familiar with it and would see the big picture of why it was used. The body of the person is formed within the negative space of the darkness and is linked to the hands that are touching the female shoulder. A situation where you see the contrast of happiness and fear all at once between two people in one place brings about lies, cynicism, and skepticism. These words in action are what is embodied in the poster design in terms of feeling. Teaching potential victim not to trust a stranger that is nice to you.
The work attempts to eliminate the role of objectification of female values in human trafficking through graphic representation