A sad circumstance in Switzerland is the experiences of the Verdingkinder or Discarded Children. Up unitl the 1950es there was an inhappy situation in Switzerland, where "unwanted" children were "sold" primarly to farmers who were supposed to take care of these children in exchange for free labor. Many of these children were missused or abused. Not until recently has this situation come to light.
The work VERDINGT is a series of portraits and is part of the ongonig exhibition "Enfances volées"
Credits // Departement of Bern / Netztwerk Verdingt