As they work to rebuild their lives, survivors of traﬃcking often face significant economic barriers, leading to higher rates of unemployment and potential revictimization. These barriers can aﬀect survivors at any point in their journey, from immediately after they achieve freedom to many years down the line. Most survivors will need some form of financial […]
Over the years, ArtWorks for Freedom has been fortunate to work with incredible collaborators. These people have come to us as staff, Contributing Artists, partners in hosting impactful exhibits around the globe, and volunteers. All of these forms of collaboration are remarkable, but there is something intrinsically moving about the role a volunteer plays in […]
“The Places They Will Go” © Helen Zughaib “My work is ultimately about creating empathy. Creating a shared space for introspection and dialogue. I ask the viewer to see through someone else’s eyes, to walk in another’s shoes. To accept the ‘other.’ To reject divisiveness. To promote acceptance and understanding and to reject violence and subjugation of […]
Matilde Simas’ work as a photographer and visual storyteller, guided by her primary role of humanitarian, has taken her around the globe. Her work’s primary focus is human rights, with the goal being to leverage storytelling to inform, provoke discussion, and ultimately inspire action. As Simas explains, “I achieve this by public speaking and exhibiting […]
Prior to the ArtWorks for Freedom Easton MD campaign, McFadden was unaware of the gravity and pervasiveness of human trafficking, locally and globally. Before the inception of “Caged”, she set out to educate herself and was struck and overwhelmed by the reality that came to light through in-depth exploration of the subject she sought an artistic response to.