The Long Journey of 'The Long Night'
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The Long Journey of 'The Long Night'

A married man with a baby seat in his minivan is handcuffed after picking up a young woman from Pacific Highway South in SeaTac near Seattle's international airport.

(cont.) There are a lot of organizations out there, some national and some local. I haven't compiled a comprehensive list, but I would recommend as people google them, to look at how the organization operates. Do they take an academic approach? Do they speak in ultimatums? Do they come from a place of fear, or are their solutions accounting for the extremely gray nature of this issue and are they more about inclusivity?

Remember, minor sex trafficking is a symptom of greater underlying issues, of which we are a part. It's complex, but there's a way for everyone to help and to do so from within their sphere of influence, however small. It just takes an empathetic, creative and open mind.


Tim Matsui is a multimedia artist who has been working in the field of photojournalism and video for more than a decade. You can find out more about The Long Night at TheLongNightMovie.com and it is available to watch at Mediastorm.

You can explore more of Matsui's photojournalism at his website, www.TimMatsui.com, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Get involved with the Leaving The Life campaign at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram