THE LIGHT SPACE IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN BLOSSOMY PROJECT AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER, BROOKE SHADEN. THE LIGHT SPACE IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS WELL AS THOSE VULNERABLE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. TLS IS ALSO OFFERED TO ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP STRENGTHEN ANTI-TRAFFICKING EFFORTS. TRAINING PERIODS RANGE IN LENGTH AND DURATION DEPENDING ON EVALUATION OF DESIRED OUTCOME. THE LIGHT SPACE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TEACHING THE CURRICULUM OF THE LIGHT SPACE.
"There are an infinite number of reasons why I like to do photography.
It seems like each time I capture an image, that number increases by at least one more reason.
Here are a few of reasons why i like to do photography:
Sometimes life is daunting, like living in a war zone where hundreds of dead bodies lie. However someone, usually a photographer, has to capture devastation in time so the dead have not died in vain.
I feel photography can help the world understand the illness of the war.
Photographers record history and preserve it for future generations to see, enjoy, or interpret as they please.
It’s one thing to experience history in the making as a photographer, it’s another to witness it and capture it all at the same time.
I feel photography allows me to experience history in my own time.
Photography is powerful. It can change the world view on some major things or some individual thing that is so minute.
Regardless, photography has an impact on emotions, values, beliefs and sometimes even faith. Photography has helped me rebuild my self esteem."
Unaccompanied minor refugee from Afghanistan
TLS Student, Lesvos, Greece