Art for a Cause
We, as young adults in an urban environment lead very sheltered lives. The MISSING campaign, came as an eye opener to me and all those who were a part of it. Not only did it teach me to be compassionate towards people from all walks of life but it also taught me the struggle that girls, my age, face on a daily basis.
The campaign is an initiative by Kolkata-based Photographer and Installation artist Leena Kejriwal. The original work addresses the issue of human trafficking and consists of larger than life black silhouettes of young girls placed against the urban skyline. They look like sharp, black holes cut out of the sky. Holes, into which millions of girls disappear from the face of this earth. These expanded forms act as memorials to these young girls who have vanished into thin air.