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“Lisa Kristine’s images take us behind the veil to the atrocities of slavery. To respect human dignity for those from every walk of life, we must embrace our unique role in upholding the precepts of equality, belonging and purpose. When we do so, together, we can enact powerful change.”

Sir Richard Branson

“In Lisa Kristine’s images we see dignity despite the dire and desperate circumstances. Her work commands a respectful connection between the viewer and the subject, insisting we acknowledge the plights of those in bondage, and allowing us to raise a hand to help.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Bearing witness to true beauty that belies the evil within the souls of men, surely is the first act of true liberation. Lisa Kristine’s images are a testament to truth and an insightful and inspiring body of evidence which should never and can never be denied.”

David Clarke, Tate Modern - Head of Photography 2004-2013


Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine creates more than images, she inspires change.
A master storyteller, Lisa documents indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Awakening compassion and igniting action in a worldwide audience with powerful, broad-sweeping images of courage and tender, intimate portrayals, Lisa elevates significant social causes—such as the elimination of human slavery and the unification of humanity—to missions.
Her work resonates in the heart and moves us to act. Best known for her evocative and saturated use of color,
her fine art prints are among the most sought after and collected in the world.


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See how Lisa’s fine art would look in your home.

Speaking Engagements

Lisa Kristine uses photography to expose deeply human stories and to inspire change. Lisa regularly delivers keynote speeches and moderates panels around the world at conferences, museums, corporations, and universities. She has spoken on numerous TED stages, as well as the Vatican, Wisdom 2.0, Thomson Reuters Summits, and Trust Conferences. Her riveting TEDx talk, Photos That Bear Witness to Modern Slavery, has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

What’s Happening Now

Lisa Keynotes Design for Freedom Summit

At the Design for Freedom Summit, Lisa delivered a keynote addressing the significant role of ethical practices in shaping the future. The summit brought together over 550 leaders from the built environment and 75 students from 30 universities, fostering a substantial dialogue on designing a more ethical future. This gathering not only emphasized the importance of leadership in sustainable development but also highlighted the [...]

TED: Glimpses of Modern Day Slavery

According to UN estimates, 27 million people are currently enslaved across the globe. With an imperative message, photographer Lisa Kristine shares images from her travels documenting some of their daily realities. Lisa Kristine uses photography to expose deeply human stories …

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Lucie Awards Honoree, Lisa Kristine

Sometimes, a picture is just a picture. But in the case of Lisa Kristine, a picture is a tool, a powerful instrument for connecting humans from disparate corners of the globe and crusading for awareness and social justice.

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Featured Videos

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Thomson Reuter’s Trust Women Conference in London

Lisa speaks at Trust Women, committed to find real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery.

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Vatican’s End Slavery Project Video

This video was produced for the Vatican’s End Slavery project and is intended to bring about awareness of those enslaved and to catalyze the eradication of slavery in our modern world. In conjunction with the world’s faith leaders, government bodies, business and media leaders, it is my honor to share these images in the spirit of the global collaboration to end slavery forever.

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Thomson Reuters Anti-Slavery Summit 2017

Internationally renowned humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine gives the keynote at Hong Kong’s Anti-Slavery Summit in August. She will discuss her work and showcase a series of her photographs capturing modern day acts of slavery to open up the Summit to focus on technology, data and regulatory solutions for businesses to tackle modern-day slavery and human-trafficking in Asia.

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ENSLAVED, A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery documents the lives endured by slaves and celebrates the freedom they never dreamed possible. ENSLAVED is a powerful statement about one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time.


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