Diary of a Sex Tourist, a photo essay


Over at Vantage, Peter Schafer's beautiful and moving photo essay, "Diary of a Sex Tourist," pegged on Amnesty International's vote in the next few days on whether or not the group will advocate for the decriminalization of sex work.

From Schafer's post:

Opponents of the Amnesty proposal typically portray sex workers as powerless victims and, of course, every story of victimization must have villains. Men who patronize sex workers are invariably portrayed as abusive and demeaning in order to fit that narrative. And I have no doubt that many are. But caricatures only get you so far in developing sound public policy. There is no single uniform experience for sex workers or a single uniform type of client. Public policy must do its best, in this case, to support the safety and well-being of sex workers.

"Diary of a Sex Tourist" (Vantage)

"Here's What Amnesty International's Sex Work Proposal Really Means" (HuffPo)

Explaining our draft policy on sex work (Amnesty International)