The Hope and Human Rights
Acclaimed humanitarian photographer, Lisa Kristine, has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. Her hauntingly beautiful images illuminate the plight of the 40 million souls enslaved worldwide. Lisa’s work is among the most sought after and collected in the world and has been auctioned at Christie’s New York to benefit the United Nations. She was the sole exhibitor at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit with Nobel Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Reverend Tutu. Partnering with Free the Slaves, she published her groundbreaking photographic book Slavery in 2010. Traveling into the heart of broiling brick kilns, down rickety mine shafts, and into hidden lairs of sex slavery, her images seek to promote understanding and build a bridge of global peace.
In order for me to photograph a person in this unaffected environment of 'self', there must be a firm trust between us. Without this, one might still create a beautiful image, but not a stirring one.
- Lisa Kristine
Slavery Photography book
With your purchase of each Slavery standard edition, proceeds are contributed directly to Free the Slaves, an organization dedicated to the eradication of slavery.
Lisa Kristine’s photographs capture the pain of slavery and the hope of freedom. She traveled into the heart of broiling brick kilns, down rickety mine shafts, and into hidden lairs of sex slavery. She bears witness to the most horrible abuses imaginable and the most astonishing glimpses of the indomitable human spirit. Through her camera lens, so does each of us.
Lisa Kristine is an internationally recognized fine-art photographer, humanitarian, activist, and speaker. For more than 30 years she has documented indigenous cultures and social causes in more than 150 countries across six continents, meeting people at the level of the heart. Lisa’s work has been shown in exhibitions and purchased for permanent collections in museums throughout the United States and abroad.
The current that runs through her work is the belief in the inherent dignity of every living being. Lisa masterfully navigates the emotional landscapes of her subjects and their environments, driving awareness around causes such as human trafficking, indigenous wisdom, and global unity.