Hauntingly Gorgeous Photos of Prostitutes in Greece

April 2, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

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.