Stephen Alvarez has been working with HDSLRs for a while now (we've been following him since 2009) and has sent us this report on prostitution he's done for NPR with his Canon EOS 5D Mark II. You can see the entire report on NPR's “Rising Up From Prostitution In Nashville“. Stephen told us “I shot this video entirely on a canon 5D MK II for NPR over the course of 3 months this winter”.
Prostitution is ubiquitous. For those involved, life can be an unending cycle of abuse, addiction and arrest. But one rehabilitation program in Nashville, Tenn. seems to be turning many of those lives around. It's called Magdalene.
When most of us think about prostitution -if we think about it at all- we think of Las Vegas, or Elliot Spitzer in the Mayflower hotel.
Since February NPR's Jacki Lyden and I have working on a story about prostitution and its aftermath in Nashville, Tennessee. Far from glamorous we look at the real lives of street prostitutes. The 3 part radio piece starts Monday afternoon (4/25) with a 12 minute segment on NPR's All Things Considered and a 10 minute film on the NPR web site. The series continues on Morning Edition April 26 and 27.
The series concentrates on women in Nashville's Magdalene Program that has been astonishingly successful at breaking they cycles of violence, abuse and addiction that hold women in prostitution.
Our thanks to Stephen for sending this our way! Keep up the great work!
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)