NCA’s ‘Invisible People’ exhibition launches nationwide tour in London.
A touring photographic exhibition which aims to portray the signs of slavery and exploitation launches in London on Friday 5th January, ahead of touring the country.
“Invisible People” is part of the National Crime Agency’s campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.
The NCA has teamed up with photographers including Juliette Carton, Haitham Naser and multiple award winner Rory Carnegie to recreate the lives of Invisible People and bring them into view as part of this exhibition. It has worked closely with human rights charity the Helen Bamber Foundation to provide real insight into the truth behind modern slavery.
The striking and intimate images encourage the public to truly see what they may have been looking at for years. The exhibition comprises a series of large, freestanding cubes displaying the images, each with written commentary describing what the viewer is seeing, information about that particular industry and signs which may indicate someone is a victim. Each image captures a snapshot of life within the seven industries of modern slavery – child trafficking for sexual exploitation, forced prostitution, agriculture, construction, maritime, cannabis farming and food processing.
The free exhibition can be viewed at the Oval cricket ground in London on Friday 5th January. It will then start a nationwide tour, visiting public spaces in cities around the UK, including the following venues:
• Bristol – Centre Promenade, 13th and 14th January
• Manchester – Piccadilly Markets Area, 20th and 21st January
• Belfast – Writer’s Square, 27th and 28th January
• Coventry – Lady Godiva statue, 3rd and 4th February
• Plymouth – Piazza, 10th and 11th February
• Lincoln – Cornhill, 17th and 18th February
• Cardiff – Churchill Way, 24th and 25th February
• Glasgow – George Square, 3rd and 4th March
• London – Westminster Abbey, 10th and 11th March