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Xyza Bacani and Larry Price Featured in Exhibit on Modern Slavery at George Washington University

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Runaway migrant workers practiced a song inside the shelter to stay active despite their painful situations. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.

Runaway migrant workers practiced a song inside the shelter to stay active despite their painful situations. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.

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Nine-year-old Karim Sawadogo stands on bracing timbers inside one of the many gold pits at the Kouékowéra mining village in southwestern Burkina Faso. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

Nine-year-old Karim Sawadogo stands on bracing timbers inside one of the many gold pits at the Kouékowéra mining village in southwestern Burkina Faso. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

Monday, September 25, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)
Smith Hall of Art, Gallery 102, George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Xyza Bacani's Singapore Runaways and Larry Price's The Cost of Gold: Child Labor in Burkina Faso, will be featured in the ArtWorks for Freedom ACTION DC!'s upcoming exhibition, Bearing Witness, that combines a variety of mediums to show the global scale of human trafficking. The exhibit will be on display from September 25, 2017, to October 20, 2017, at the Smith Hall of Art on George Washington University's campus in Washington, DC.

ACTION DC! is an initiative organized by ArtWorks for Freedom to bring "artists, arts organizations, service providers, universities, the diplomatic community, local government and advocacy organizations" together to talk about human trafficking.

In her work, Bacani documents the lives Chinese migrant workers in Singapore who left their home countries to seek a better economic future for their families but end up being exploited.

Price documents child labor in the gold mines of Burkino Faso, the nation's third largest export.

  • Opening Reception – September 29
  • Artist Talk – October 18

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9-5