“Romania and Moldova are beautiful countries with an ugly problem.
Every year, thousands of women, men and children are trafficked outside and within the borders for sex and forced labor,” writes Patricia Chabvepi on the project Awhereness by Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Ling.
“ Chabvepi goes on to explain, “Awhereness is a collaboration with trafficked survivors to trace their stories and expose the places that enable trafficking. Trafficking is pervasive, making it hard to detect.
It takes on many different forms, often in the most mundane places: at home, parks, transportation hubs, and beyond.”
Read more about the project at Annie Ling’s website.