CUT IT OUT | Kenya

The goal of my poster is to communicate the urgency and vigilance needed to curb human trafficking. To this end, I used a visual and verbal play on the phrase “cut it out” as well as a minimalist design of a paper cut-out chain of girls with an odd figure looming at the end. The sinister figure almost blends into the poster’s background and this is a callback to the song “Shadows After Dark” as well as an allusion to the secret and vicious atrocity that is human trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Fished | Mexico

This poster has taken inspiration from the harmful processes within the fish industry to illustrate the devastating realities of human trafficking. Like the fish in the ocean, victims of human trafficking are forcefully taken out of their homes and environments in large quantities and then placed in unnatural and uncomfortable conditions to be sold. They go from being free individuals in their natural habitats to enslaved commercial products in a matter of days.

In Solidarity | United States

This poster represents that we are humans are worth more than a price, and that it is our resposibility to protect one another. The hands holding are meant to represent unity and protecting amongst a community, standing up against the horrors of human trafficking and showing how we are more than a commodity, or in this case “together against human trafficking.”

Save the children | China

A large number of children are trafficked around the world every year. The vast majority of child victims are enslaved and sexually exploited. In my poster, children of different races are struggling with their hands. The red and black fingerprints suggest the blood and cruelty behind human trafficking. I hope to draw people’s attention to the social problem of human trafficking through my poster.