In the video above, Luca shares his expertise on the process of crafting a visualization of human rights violations through photography. He explains how he brings together real stories and real images of violations of children’s rights in diverse situations to increase social awareness in Burkina Faso and internationally.
He reflects on the risks and dangers of taking and producing photographs on subjects such as child trafficking and child prostitution, and the need for social and cultural preparation for fieldwork. Also critical to being able to produce a visual understanding of children’s rights violations in Burkina Faso, was his own specific and detailed knowledge of human rights, combined with artistic and aesthetic considerations such as lighting and composition. The final product of this project is a visual narrative which can engage audiences through different contexts of human rights practice, including human rights education, communications and campaigns.