A Photography Exhibition
by Panos Pictures

As Britain commemorated 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade, a Panos exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral revealed how human trafficking is a bitter reality for thousands of women, men and children in the UK today. Slave Britain artfully documented the ordinary lives and everyday locations caught up in trafficking and called for an end to this illegal 21st century trade. The show was produced by Panos Pictures in partnership with Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, Eaves and UNICEF UK.

The photographs, by Panos photographers Karen Robinson and David Rose, represent a rare and intimate insight into the mechanics of this fastest growing form of modern day slavery and explore the devastating impact it has on people's lives.

The exhibition seeks to expose the reality of trafficking in the UK and the action needed to tackle it. The participating agencies are lobbying the UK Government to make good on its recent promise to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings in order to guarantee minimum standards of protection and support for trafficked people.

For more information on forthcoming events, please check the websites of organisations part of the Slave Britain campaign. Note that you can order photos from the exhibition from Panos.

A photo from the exhibition showing Sheila, who was trafficked from Uganda.