Monday, February 25, 2013

not Natasha

Source: Southeast Museum of Photography


February 15 – May 12, 2013
Exhibition Opening and Reception: Friday, February 15, 6:00 - 8:00pm

"...for me it is essential that the audience can see the women who went through this ordeal that I am photographing. They exist."
—Dana Popa

"Natasha is a nickname given to prostitutes with Eastern European looks. Sex-trafficked girls hate it." —Dana Popa


Traveling from London to her birthplace in Eastern Europe Dana Popa recorded the plight of sex-trafficked women from Eastern Europe. Sold by friends, family or even their husbands for sometimes just a few hundred dollars, these women and girls live a tawdry and dangerous life on the fringes and in the shadows of our culture.

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