The inaugural YGAP Photo for Freedom: Volta is designed to focus on and bring attention to child slavery in the African country of Ghana. In early 2011, award-winning Melbourne photographer Tom Goldner conducted a photographic journey and study of individuals, communities, landscapes, daily life and work around the Lake Volta region. Tom’s images of this journey were displayed during a photographic exhibition housed at YGAP headquarters in St Kilda, to raise public awareness of child slavery and funds towards YGAP’s project in Ghana.
Tom was one of 14 Australian volunteers who travelled to Ghana for four weeks in February-March 2011, to contribute to YGAP’s Lifelink project. After completing his volunteer work, Tom travelled to some of the most remote regions of Ghana, documenting the environment of communities directly affected by modern day slavery.
To date, Photo for Freedom: Volta has raised over $48,000.
“After witnessing the impact of human trafficking first hand this project has become more important than I could ever have imagined. The success of this project can bring significant change to the people who need it most.” – Tom Goldner