Voice of Freedom enables women who have escaped slavery to document their lives, feelings and experiences through the camera lens, channelling the photos and narratives that they create into international anti-trafficking campaigns. Participants build confidence, in the knowledge that their voices are an important part of creating change. They own the rights to their work, which is never used without their informed consent.
Exhibitions have included Amnesty UK (2014), on trafficking into the Sinai 'torture camps', and Polo del '900, Turin (2018), on trafficking from Nigeria to Italy. Anti-Slavery International used photography by participants in its Victim Protection Campaign (2017); Nottingham University Rights Lab features work from Voice of Freedom in its collection of ethically produced survivor-led imagery. The UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner's latest report will be illustrated with photography by women on the project.
Sarah Oyediran, a project participant and survivor of trafficking from Nigeria to Italy, will be present at the exhibition to discuss her work.