Distinctive or professionalised?

Our article discussing how we can understand the roles of faith based organisations in anti-trafficking has been published open access in the journal Sociology. In the article, we draw on a mapping of modern slavery organisations’ faith or secular identities in their public communications, interviews, and analysis of how the websites of key faith based…

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Unhidden in Plain Sight

We are excited to announce that ‘Unhidden in Plain Sight‘ will be exhibited in the Sheffield Winter Garden 20-30 September 2018. We previously posted here about our project funded by the Festival of the Mind, to work with photographer Jeremy Abrahams, and anti-trafficking organisations Ashiana, City Hearts and Snowdrop. The project has undergone a name…

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Troubling Anti-Trafficking Imagery

Anti-trafficking imagery is designed to be troubling and arresting. Images used in anti-modern slavery campaigns and communications are hugely dominated by depictions of chains or ropes, or people with exposed flesh and marked skin. Dominant anti-trafficking images too often objectify and victimise the people the organisations using them seek to support. This risks ‘secondary exploitation’…

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