Mongolia has a very bright future but its recent past has been full of economic hardship. Many have been lured by false advertising offering education or work in foreign countries only to find themselves indentured or trapped in massage parlors or brothels. According to NGO reprots, between 3,000 to 5,000 Mongolians are trafficked each year. The vast majority are poor and uneducated women and girls. Feature story in South China Morning Post and Global Post.
James Wasserman is an editorial photographer working out of Beijing and Shanghai, China. His work focuses on environmental portraiture, reportage and travel photography. Clients like Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Inc. ESPN, Target, The Wall Street Journal, Eurasianet, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, ITVS, HBO, NIKE, Villanova University, Silkroad, Outpost, Ferrari, Women’s Wear Daily and many others have worked with James for editorial features shoots and marketing campaigns. When he’s not doing editorial work he’s focused on documentary projects that explore China’s explosive growth.