The Family Prostitute: Portraits of Women Brand-New to the Sex Trade 

Kevin Scanlon
Ciara, 20, earned $8,000 one week, half of which she gets to keep. She supports her boyfriend, who has cancer, and his mother.
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More women � many brand-new to the sex trade and acting as the sole support for their families � have chosen to work in brothels because of economic hardship brought on by the worst recession since the Great Depression. All photos by Kevin Scanlon. Read more in Michael Albo's feature, "The Family Prostitute: As the recession continues, more and more women are turning to the world's oldest profession to support their loved ones."
Published on September 1, 2010
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