Voices of the Victims: “I’m Afraid of the Dark”

Many girls grow up with a deathly fear of the dark… for some it’s legitimate fears of what happens in the night, for others it’s fear of the unknown…

For girls on the street, it’s a fear they may never overcome.

Coupled with that fear is a pervading sense of loneliness and isolation.
Intimate friendships and relationships are near impossible without the ability to trust.
Shame is a constant companion.

Even when surrounded by people, the shadow of loneliness is always present.

I’m posting two images every day this week from the Voices of the Victims series of images I shot last month. The Teen Identity models stood in for girls on the street, giving voice to fears and feelings, hoping someone will listen.

Take action now… we are creating partnerships with organizations to find opportunities for photographers who want to make a difference by sharing their talents. You can sign up to learn more at photographers.teenidentity.com. Over 300 photographers across the nation have already joined the list… we’d love to have you join us too.