KAY CHERNUSH (1944–2022) was an award-winning commercial and fine-art photographer. In 2005, an assignment for the U.S. State Department brought her face to face with the evils of human trafficking and modern slavery. Challenged and appalled by this human rights atrocity, Kay began working with individual survivors and anti-trafficking organizations in cities around the world. She developed an innovative approach, using collaged and constructed imagery that dignifies trafficked persons and reframes how their stories are portrayed. To broaden the scope of her project, Kay founded ArtWorks for Freedom in 2011, to use the power of art to fight modern slavery.