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Hauntingly Gorgeous Photos of Prostitutes in Greece

Greek photojournalist Myrto Papadopoulos brings us these beautiful, almost otherworldly photos of prostitutes in their workplaces. The ongoing photo project, called The Attendants, examines Greece’s ever-evolving sex industry and its relationship with the economic crisis. Prostitution is legal in Greece, but only in licensed brothels — Papadopoulos shot both legal and illegal sex workers for the series.

The shots were captured over the past two years, a period during which the country’s prostitution industry has undergone significant changes: the AIDS rate has gone up 60% since 2012, sex trafficking has increased, and prices for commercial sex have gone down dramatically.

Learn more about The Attendants, and how you can support the photographed women, here.