Sex Work and Human Rights

Fantasies That Matter

Impressions, tweets, and articles by sex workers about the ‘Fantasies That Matter’ conference in Hamburg about images of sex work in media and art.

Research Project Germany

About this slideshow

These photos are impressions from theFantasies That Matter: Images of Sex Work in Media and Artconference, which took place August 8-10, 2014 at Kampnagel in Hamburg. Due to concerns for sex workers’ privacy and anonymity on the one hand and the low light settings in the auditorium on the other, the above are mostly images of the “headliners” of the event. By no means does this represent an attempt to deliberately exclude any of the sex workers who spoke during the conference.

Please take particular notice of the image containing sex workers’ feedback to the organisers and instructions for people aiming to support sex workers. Please continue reading the articles by current and former sex workers quoted below and check Twitter for tweets using the hashtag #fantasiesthatmatter which include quotes from the speakers and thoughts from sex workers and others in the audience.

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2 responses

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the images and reporting. Its so important to share. To me, sharing is the hallmark of real allies.

    August 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    • My pleasure, and I agree. Sharing is very important, and so is listening.

      August 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm

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