Modern Day Slavery Awareness Photo Exhibit - Opening Evening Reception - Saturday, May 19th

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If you think slavery was abolished with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, you'd be wrong. Slavery exists today in every country around the world. It operates freely in your neighborhood. Its victims are mostly women and children. Steven James Collins Photography invites you to attend a life-changing photo exhibit depicting the face of today's slavery. Come to the exhibit's opening reception on Saturday, May 19th, 7PM, at the HourGlass ART & WINE Gallery in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for an evening of education, live music, art, and the spoken word. Meet Modern-day abolitionists fighting to free victims.

Unveiled for the first time in public: The Modern Day Slavery Awareness Photo Exhibit, 21 iconic, life changing and thought provoking images that educate and raise awareness about human trafficking.

Educating, raising awareness, and inspiring activism about modern day slavery and human trafficking are the primary goals for Steven James Collins Photography. The evening’s opening reception, on Saturday, May 19th, 7PM, at The HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery, will feature modern day abolitionists discussing their experiences rescuing slaves and their drive to end modern day slavery.

Many of the photographs are based on true stories of human trafficking victims that became survivors. Most of the collection has detailed captions to inform the public on the statistics and realities of this global travesty. The purpose of this collection is to teach the general public about modern day slavery, facilitate awareness from the photographs/captions, motivate everyday people to become activists, and ultimately create change.

The exhibit will run for three weeks at the HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery from May 19th – June 9th in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The collection will also travel to: San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York City, and Maysville, KY (Home of the Underground Railroad Museum).


  • Steven James Collins - Art Director and Owner, Steven James Collins Photography; Lead Photographer and Visionary, Modern Day Slavery Awareness Exhibit

  • Aaron Cohen - Human Rights Activist; US Congressional Certificate of Merit, Public Service, Rescuing Victims of Human Trafficking and Providing for Their Aftercare; Trainer and Mentor to Human Trafficking Task Forces; Author, “Slave Hunter”

  • Dr. Kenneth Morris, Jr. - Founder and President, Frederick Douglass Family Foundation (FDFF); Great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass; Great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.
What: Modern Day Slavery Awareness Photo Exhibit to open its doors to the public for the first time at the HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery in Rancho, Cucamonga, CA on May 19th at 7PM. The exhibit consists of 21 human trafficking and modern day slavery related photographs, multimedia presentation, and modern day abolitionist speakers.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7:00 PM

Where: The HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Members of the press wishing to schedule an interview, please contact Madhvi Mewar: madhvi(at)stevenjamescollins(dot)com

About Steven James Collins Photography:

Steven James Collins Photography is a social cause focused team that educates and raises awareness through art with the goal of ultimately creating positive change in our global community. The group believes that an image is a powerful gateway to activism. In five simple, yet impact filled words: Attention, Awareness, Education, Action, Change. For more information about Steven James Collins Photography please visit or contact Christina Greenwood at christina(at)stevenjamescollins(dot)com.

About the Modern Day Slavery Awareness Exhibit:

Conceptualized in 2011, the Modern Day Slavery Awareness Exhibit is a traveling gallery of 21 thought provoking images that will tour throughout the country for two years. Locations include, but are not limited to: San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York City, and Maysville, KY (Home of the Underground Railroad Museum).The aim is inspire activism and ultimately create change as the collection reaches students, teachers, families, and communities. For more information on this exhibit please visit or contact info(at)stevenjamescollins(dot)com/951-314-7619.

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