The Wisdom of the Elders

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Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine specializes in images of remote indigenous peoples. 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. Kristine has documented in over 70 countries on six continents.

Lisa Kristine was born in San Francisco, California, on September 2, 1965. She developed an early interest in anthropology and photography. Kristine was mentored in her youth in Silver Gelatin and Cibachrome printing. Following graduation from the FIDM in San Francisco, Kristine photographed for nearly five years in Europe and Asia.

Lisa Kristine has collaborated with international humanitarian organizations. When the State of the World Forum convened in San Francisco in 1999 and New York in 2000, Kristine was asked to present her work to help inspire discussions on human rights, social change, and global security. Her work was auctioned by Christie’s New York to benefit the United Nations with Kofi Annan. She was also honored to be the sole exhibitor at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Reverend Tutu and award winning Nobel Laureates. She partnered with Free the Slaves in 2010 to do a photographic body of work on Modern Day Slavery.

Her work is made distinctive by her passion, intuition and her intense interest in the humanity of her subjects. Lisa Kristine’s art is her personal statement about the connection of humanity, and about the diversity, beauty, and hardship of our world.

Lisa Kristine resides in Northern California with her family.

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