JODI COBB

A brothel in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2002

go to www$nationalgeographic$com. he read (e%in )ales*s book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. . million people in the world are sla%es. =r take a class with Jodi. where she felt she could make pictures. There she already knew of brothels where women worked and places that employed children. Jodi Cobb read it and wondered if any stories had been done on the illegal trade of trafficking humans.0 says Cobb who spent a year on the pro"ect. /+ was either in fear or in tears while + was shooting. &elaware.ondon0 or /The <nigma of )eauty. she reali!ed there wasn*t a picture story that told the entire truth. ince then she has researched and photographed 2: stories. 8yoming. and the peo2 ple who worked to free the sla%es. After a two2year stint as a freelance photographer. he had located ensla%ed families who worked to pay off debts incurred by unfair lending practices.. /1or e%ery e%il guy there was some bra%e person trying to help.1rom there she tra%eled to nine other countries to photograph as many of the three sides of the nar2 rati%e as she could. he read reports issued by committees at the $nited 'ations. he regularly teaches at the Photography at the ummit workshop in Jackson #ole. Cobb "oined the staff of National Geographic maga!ine in 59.0 +t is safe to say that /25st Century la%es. she ate lunch with a man known to be %ery dangerous.0 the 262 page story that National Geographic maga!ine published in eptember 2007. as she did in her story /The 8omen of audi Arabia. he risked reprisal on the streets of 3umbai for using her camera outside the brothels. he contacted people at the tate &epartment. +n )osnia.0 says Cobb. Geisha: The Li e! the "oices! the #rt$ To learn more. is the pinnacle of a career that has blossomed from her early days as a staff photographer at the News Journal in 8ilmington. he cried sometimes while she worked.the different kinds of ensla%ed workers.0 or in her highly acclaimed 599: book.0 )ut she also speciali!es in opening the doors to closed worlds. he started in +ndia and 'epal.0 she continues. /+ knew it was going to be a %ery difficult story because it was in%isible. co%ering sub"ects as wide open as /. H is story begins with a blurb in the Washington Post about the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. he contacted organi!ations such as The Protection Pro"ect affiliated with Johns #opkins $ni%ersity. +n the end. /+t was the worst of human nature4and the best4in that story.2. the peo2 ple who ensla%ed them. +n +srael she had only four days to work..