MATILDE SIMAS is a photographer who uses photography to generate and activate social change and empower storytelling. Her work focuses on issues of dignity and human rights around the world, illuminating the enduring strength of victims, survivors, people affected by trauma, and the state of endangered ecosystems.   Matilde’s work on human trafficking has been widely exhibited by various UN agencies.  Her documentary portrait series, “Faces Behind Atrocity,” about survivors of labor trafficking, sex trafficking and forced marriage,  received the coveted Lucie Foundation Social Cause International Photography Award, Tokyo International Foto Award, and a PRIX de La Photographie Paris Award.  In 2017, Matilde founded Capture Humanity, an artistic collaborative organization whose aim is to document humanitarian groups that assist women, children, marginalized communities, and conservation efforts.