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Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can have on people, both by looking at them, and making them. While volunteering for a church program that takes in victims of sex trafficking, she walked alongside a lot of mental struggles. She wants her pictures to be a voice to those that have no voice of their own yet, and to bring out the beauty hidden in the midst of brokenness.
About this photo: “This pic is a part of a series I made called ”diamonds in the rough”. It’s about the sweetest family I know that are living in Watts, one of the largest housing projects in LA. Every day they are surrounded by gangs and drugs and violence, but they have taught me that wherever you are, there is always something you can find to laugh about, someone you can embrace and a lot of things to be thankful for.”