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“Bought & Sold” is a powerful photographic art exhibition on human trafficking by award winning photographer Kay Chernush. It is presented by Singapore-based anti-trafficking organisation EmancipAsia, together with ArtWorks for Freedom, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that uses the power of art to fight modern slavery and human trafficking.

By drawing on personal experiences from human trafficking survivors, Chernush has created a thought-provoking, beautiful ensemble of photographic artwork, each accompanied by impactful narratives from those who had lived through the ordeal of modern slavery.

About the Artist

Kay Chernush is a leading US photographer with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and fine art image-making. Her work has been commissioned by organisations such as ‘Free the Slaves’ and the ‘International Cocoa Initiative’, and has also appeared in over 50 feature stories with the Smithsonian magazine. Her fine art work is included in the permanent collections of the World Bank and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Kay Chernush

Patron : Professor Tommy Koh

Prof Tommy Koh Professor Tommy Koh is an international lawyer, professor and Ambassador-At-Large for the Government of Singapore. He presently serves as Special Adviser at the Singapore Institute of Policy Studies, Chairman of the National Heritage Board and Chairman of the Centre for International Law (CIL) and Rector of Tembusu College, at the University of Singapore. Professor Koh has previously served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Singapore, and was Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and Ambassador to the United States of America. He was President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He is the co-chairman of the China-Singapore Forum, the Japan-Singapore Symposium and the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue. Professor Koh also serves as the Patron for our exhibition.

A Roving Exhibition
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The Exhibition was launched on 13th July, 2012 with Guest of Honour, Minister Halimah Yacob, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Since its launch, the Exhibition has been displayed at more than
50 venues, including education institutions, hospitals, Changi Airport, commercial buildings, Orchard Road, MBS Event Plaza, National Library and

This Exhibition is available to any organisation who wishes to learn about the subject or to help to spread the words about human trafficking .

There is no charge for the use of the Exhibition.

Please email for more information.

Organising Partner
ArtWorks For Freedom Singapore

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