68-Helping hands | Latvia

When in difficult situations, we search for people who can help. But unfortunately there are people who use others’ miseries for gaining wealth, to have pleasure or just to play with others’ lifes for fun. They are in disguise, they pretend to care, they promise big and nice things. The question is – are these hands here helping? If they give pain, then no! If they leave no rights – no! Helping hands are kind, they give shelter and heal wounds. And give freedom. Freedom.

50-Mankind | India

I started off my research by watching ted talks of victims speak about their exploitation. There was a common thread highlighted by many of them; society thinks of human trafficking as a very remote and outlying subject. Images of hands being tied and mouths being shut are associated with the word ‘human trafficking’, whereas in reality, victims are people just like you and me. They are in houses you walk by or in stores you buy your clothes from. Survivors are socially excluded and labelled which forces them to relapse.

Credit: Wade Hudson is a talented Jamaican-born, Toronto-based photographer. Renowned for his striking work across portraiture, beauty and lifestyle, highlighting the best sides of everyday people. His projects named, Jamaica and Pickney (children) are used in the posters.