Photographer Interviews

Andrea Bruce Explains Her Approach to Romania Sex Trafficking Story

December 2, 2015

By David Walker


Supporting her family by selling her body on the streets since the age of 14, Christina has reportedly fallen into the hands of traffickers since this photo was taken in February. 

In Eastern Romania, young women are now conspicuously absent from many towns and villages. “Nobody talks about it. It’s like a huge elephant in the room,” says photographer Andrea Bruce. But she’s determined to talk about it: Her recent story called “Romania’s Disappearing Girls” explores how a mixture of poverty, shame, and corruption has enabled sex traffickers to lure so...

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