Slavery: The Arabic-speaking countries remain the world's foremost refuge of slavery, from child and sex trafficking in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to actual chattel slavery in Sudan and Mauritania. Indeed, Islamists throughout the Middle East have had no qualms advocating the legalization of slavery.
August Sander. Blacksmiths, 1926 Gelatin silver print, 84.XM.126.108 Unlike his images of white-collar professionals that often display individuals in nondescript settings, August Sander's images of laborers explore their visceral connection to working environments and tools of trade. In this photograph, two blacksmiths grasp their hammers while standing in front of an anvil; for Sander, they embodied the pre-industrial craftsman, whom he held in the highest esteem.