Photographer continues 9,000 mile trek for survivors of trafficking

New York, NY — A Rogue Valley photographer is in New York tonight as she continues her trek around the U.S. photographing survivors of sex trafficking. It’s a story NBC5 first brought you in August.

Lauren Trantham is three weeks in to her 9,000 mile motorcycle ride where she’s photographed a dozen sex trafficking survivors along the way. She says hearing their stories has been emotional and powerful.

“Some of the things that they’ve gone through and some of the things that they’re able to relay to me can be difficult,” photographer Lauren Trantham says, “but on the flip side of that they are so inspirational and they’re filled with so much hope and resilience it’s been across the board a very positive experience.”

So far $11,000 dollars has been raised for the campaign, which will allow survivors to take part in a online program through the Rebecca Bender Initiative. For more information or to donate, click HERE.


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