Jeffrey Williams for the Wellhouse
Jeffrey Williams of Constellation Imageworks shot reenactments of the environments and experiences of a young girl rescued form the human sex trade for the nonprofit organization The Wellhouse. The series won them a Gold award in the Photography Annual 2013 competition.
Assignment: The Wellhouse is a nonprofit organization created to rescue victims of the human sex trafficking industry. Constellation Imageworks donated our time and talents to provide imagery for various elements designed by Lewis Communications. The idea was to photograph a young girl in various scenes of an abandoned house. The intended message was to shed light on what these victims endure everyday.
Approach: The first step was to speak one-on-one with a young girl who was rescued form the human sex trade so she could tell us what it was like. Once research was completed, and several ad concepts were provided to Constellation as direction. After scouting several locations, an abandoned house was chosen. The house provided the perfect set up for a full day of shooting. The identity of the talent was concealed so she could represent every young girl that had fallen prey to trafficking.
Results: Currently, the creative relationship with The Wellhouse is ongoing. Several pieces have been produced. Feedback from client and the audience has been overwhelmingly positive.
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Photographer: Jeffrey Williams
Client: The Wellhouse
Title: The Wellhouse
Creative Director: Spencer Till
Design Firm: Constellation Imageworks