Invisible People is a photography exhibition which showcases the hidden truth about modern slavery. Commissioned by the National Crime Agency, the touring exhibition is bringing the reality of many people's lives to light. The event is all about raising awareness - it will hopefully make people understand that human trafficking and modern slavery is very much part of society but many people are unaware. Despite slavery being abolished in 1807 in the UK, the National Crime Agency have evidence that it still exists. Vulnerable people are preyed upon to work for criminal profit, whilst they might not be in chains, they are still part of the slave trade. The exhibition aims to show the reality of life as a modern slave and what it really looks like.
By teaming up with a group of photographers such as Juliette Carton, Haitham Naser and Rory Carnegie, the exhibition brings the hidden truth about this crime into the public domain. The exhibition started in London and is coming to Manchester on Saturday 20th January and Sunday 21st January. The photographs are displayed on large cubes in popular locations to reach as many people as possible. They show images from different areas where modern slavery can occur, such as in agriculture, food processing and cannabis farming. The stark images capture moments in the life of people who are exploited. There is also information about how to spot when someone is a victim. The exhibition will shed light on the issue but may also help people spot the signs and help others.
The exhibition is free and takes place in public spaces. The idea is to bring the problem out into the world, which is why in Manchester the exhibition will be shown on Market Street, one of the busiest streets in the city centre. If you are in the city centre this weekend, be sure to walk by and see the exhibition as it passes through the city.
Don't miss your chance to see the Invisible People become visible in this powerful photography exhibition.