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Kate Orne
Kate Orne, a photographer, has spent the past nine years focused on equality issues in Pakistan. She is the only photographer to be allowed inside the brothels to document the prostitutes and their children, madams, pimps and trafficking victims who are living stigmatized under cultural oppression.

Since 2005, she has worked actively with the local residents and supported their efforts to strengthen their community and build a safer future for their children. To learn more, please visit

Orne is a 2010 Fellow for Photography from the New York Foundation for the arts her work exhibited in museums and galleries around the country. Her book proposal, ”May You Never Be Uncovered," on the victims of Pakistan's sex trade, is currently being submitted to publishers through Objective Entertainment.

Her work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Interview,, Arena, Vibe, Spin, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Black Book, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Trace, Tokion, +81, Dune and Vision, among others.

Blog Entries by Kate Orne

Pakistan's Sex Trade: Part II PHOTOS

Posted June 25, 2010 | 18:46:28 (EST)

On June 11, I wrote about my initial introduction to the sex trade in Pakistan in Feb. of 2005.

A number of comments raised a concern about the risk I subject the victims to by exposing their faces in my photographs. Fellow photographer Jonathan Torgovnik...

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Pakistan's Sex Trade: May You Never Be Uncovered (PHOTOS)

Posted June 11, 2010 | 17:12:52 (EST)

I was initially drawn to exploring the prevalence of prostitution under Islam in 2001 after encountering impoverished Afghan widows in the refugee camps of the North-West Frontier Province in Pakistan. It was shortly after 2001 when I had been invited by The Brooke to join in their efforts...

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