From DACS:
Designers Against Child Slavery is proud to announce the release of it's third exhibition entitled: Reclaim. Consisting of work centered around the theme of hope and freedom, "Reclaim" was produced by over 40 artists from around the globe over the course of the past 10 months. 
Reclaim is based around the story of a girl named Mint. Mint is a former trafficking victim and a current employee of our friends at The Blind Project in their Biographe Lab in Bangkok, Thailand. We've shared Mint's story to provide personal insight into her experiences and hopefully inspire you to share her story with your friends and family. 
Thanks to all the artists who contributed, with out you DACS wouldn't exist. Also a big thanks to Mimi Leung who helped curate the art work this year, she did an amazing job and I'm so thankful for the efforts she's contributed. A huge thanks to all the artists contributing from the Jackie Winter Group. And finally, thanks to all our viewers  for your continued support of the fight against trafficking. Seeing people around the globe unite for a cause link this is inspirational to say the least. 
John Mark Herskind 
Creative Director 

Contributing Artists: 

Corrine Reid , Alexis Marcou, Rik Oostenbroek, Craig & Karl, Diego Rodriguez, Tarin Yuangtrakul, Raphael Vinizi, Sara Blake, Nathan Walker, John Mark Herskind, Soemone, Niki Pilkington, Carole Wilmet, Rafael Pereira, Wojciech Pijecki, Andrew Frazer, Gaétan Weltzer , Rob Shields, Chris Valentine, Emily Eldridge, Xavier Bourdil , Mart Biemans, Marguerite Sauvage, Christina O'donovan, Patric Gildersleevesg, Philip Dennis, Emma Leonard, Giga Kobidze, Diego Patino, Ari Weinkle, Kseniya Lvova , Richard Davies, Sonya Fu, Kate Hughes, Mimi Leung, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, Ricardo Juarez, Rich Sheehan, Carrie May, Kat Macleod
Events photos by Mariko Futamura
'The Ascent' depicts a girl on top of a great mass of grim figures. These figures are a metaphor for the negative people and experiences from the girl's past. They weave and interlock, scrambling to form a great mountain.

From the bottom, the mountain can appear overwhelming and daunting to climb or defeat, but here we see the girl triumphantly posing at the summit, with the clouds parting and the positive light shining through. Having conquered her past, she has reclaimed hope as the negative figures and memories fall and fade away.

DACS 2012