A photographic essay conducted worldwide and covering four years that investigates and exposes the socio-cultural frameworks devised by adults for trapping and exploiting minors.

It invites us to think carefully how these frameworks violate with impunity the fundamental rights of minors and normalizes their inclusion in the economic mechanisms of countries, governments and companies that turn a blind eye to what is happening.

Taking as his reference the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ILO conventions138 and 182, which establish the minimum working age for minors and the worst forms of child labor, the author addresses some of the different contexts involved: in Bolivia, Thailand, Senegal, Columbia, Lebanon and Japan, where children are systematically exploited as a result of the socio-cultural frameworks set up by adults for their own profit.

Lucas Vellecillos
Lucas Vallecillos