Inventive abolitionists this summer found creative ways to say in a photo what we want all slaves to become: “FREE.” Our second annual FREE Photo Competition was a terrific success. You can see wonderful ways to visualize the word “free” in the gallery above, or visit the gallery on our Facebook page.
Facebook fans voted Jennelle and Leah Duerksen’s photo to be this year’s winner (check out the first photo in the gallery—that’s their work!) They’re from Saint Catherine’s, Ontario in Canada.
“We wanted to portray the 27 million victims that are hidden from experiencing freedom. The dark lenses represent the darkness they live with moment by moment,” Jenelle explains. “The white lettering is the light of awareness that we are helping to create around the cause. We were trying to capture their pain and our response.”
Jennelle worked with trafficking survivors in Thailand, and she’s now spreading the word about slavery in Canada. “Every human being that walks, did walk or will walk on the face of the earth is entitled to freedom,” she says.
Great work, Jennelle and Leah!