Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

The Plight of Nyuot

The Plight of Nyuot

'Disposable People' is a previous project I did earlier in the year, where I explored the issue of modern day slavery looking at themes of identity such as the African diaspora. This portrait is of a girl who experienced repeated sexual assault towards her as a child, while she was held captive as a slave. She later in life became free from the hold of her masters, and was able to start a new way of living, yet still scarred by the events and memories of her childhood.