Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Educating, raising awareness, and inspiring activism about modern day slavery and human trafficking are the primary goals for Steven James Collins Photography. The photography group has a Modern Day Slavery Awareness Exhibit consisting of 21 iconic and compelling images that will circulate nationally and eventually internationally.
On Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m., at the HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery in Rancho Cucamonga, the exhibit will be unveiled to the public for the first time. The evening’s opening reception will be highlighted with modern day abolitionists discussing their experiences rescuing slaves and their drive to end human trafficking.
Many of the large photographs on LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper 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 19 through June 9 in Rancho Cucamonga. 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 Douglas; 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, Calif. on May 19 at 7 p.m. 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 p.m.
Where: The HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
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 of artists and professionals that educate and raise awareness through photography 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 http://www.stevenjamescollins.com 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. 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 http://www.stevenjamescollins.com or contact info(at)stevenjamescollins(dot)com / 951-314-7619.