War, poverty, prostitution, Judith Prat

In Goma, eastern DR Congo, a group of very young women living together in a suburb of the city and make their living as prostitutes. Most of them internally displaced person, come to Goma to flee the war. But life there is not much better. They drink and take drugs at home (a small wooden room of just 15 m2) before starting their night job in a whorehouse in the city.

Spanish freelance photographer. After graduating in law, I began to train in documentary photography and photo-journalism. I soon became aware not only of my passion for photography, but also how powerful images could be in capturing the realities I came face to face with. My journey as a photographer has been defined by my interest in recounting what happens, by reporting on realities that are sometimes not visible and by bringing to life human stories about anonymous people. It is often, these small stories, however, that can tell us how the world in which live really is.
In recent years I have taken pictures of different themes such as the living conditions of prisoners in Panamas jails, the consequences of the economic crisis for immigrants living in Spain, the coltan mines in the East of the DR of Congo or Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries.

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