PRAISE FOR LISA’S WORK

WE WERE TOUCHED BY LISA’S SENSITIVITY WHEN RECORDING THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE. THROUGH LISA’S EYES, WE SEE OUR OWN BEAUTY.”

Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck


LISA’S IMAGES GRAB THE HEART. IN HER IMAGES WE SEE DIGNITY. LISA’S WORK COMMANDS A RESPECTFUL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE VIEWER AND THE SUBJECT.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate


“LISA’S IMAGES TAKE US BEHIND THE VEIL TO RESPECT HUMAN DIGNITY FOR THOSE FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE, UPHOLDING THE PRECEPTS OF EQUALITY , BELONGING AND PURPOSE.”

Sir Richard Branson


“LISA KRISTINE’S ARRESTING IMAGES ARE A TESTAMENT TO TRUTH AND AN INSPIRING BODY OF EVIDENCE WHICH SHOULD NEVER AND CAN NEVER BE DENIED.”

David Clarke -Tate ModernHead of Photography 2004-2013


“LISA KRISTINE IS CREDIBLE AND HARD-HITTING IN HER HUMANITARIAN WORK. SHE DOES AN ADMIRABLE JOB OF SEEMING TO BLEND IN WHEREVER SHE GOES, THANKS TO HER FRIENDLINESS AND CURIOSITY. BUT SHE ALSO DEMONSTRATES A STEELY PERSISTENCE —THE PHOTOJOURNALIST’S BEST WEAPON.”

Lisa Tsering, The Hollywood Reporter


“LISA SHINES HER CAMERA LENS AT THE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO WORK 16 HOURS A DAY N BRICK KILNS IN INDIA. LISA RISKS HER SAFETY TO UNCOVER A STORY SO APPALLING, FEW DARE TO SPEAK ABOUT.”

Yasmeed Awaja, CNN


“LISA’S WORK IS HEART TOUCHING AND IT URGES US TO DEEPEN OUR RESOLVE AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FOR ALL.”

Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate


“LISA HAS PUBLISHED A POWERFUL COLLECTION OF IMAGES DOCUMENTING SLAVERY.”

Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters (2007-2019)


“THE AUDIENCE SAT SILENT, TRANSFIXED, AS KRISTINE TOOK THEM ON A VISUAL JOURNEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AS THEIR GUIDE.”

Carmine Gallo, Author, excerpt from the book, Talk Like TED, Speaking Secrets from the World’s Top Minds


“UNDERLYING ALL LISA’S WORK IS THE IDEA OF UNITY, THAT WE’RE ALL CONNECTED IN THE HUMAN FAMILY TOGETHER. YOU CAN SEE THE DEPTH OF COMPASSION IN ALL HER WORK.”

Jeffrey Dean Brown, Oscar Award-Winning Director


“LISA’S IMAGES ARE HAUNTING.”

Alexandra Chavez, The National News


“LISA HAS BEEN USING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS TO EXPOSE HUMAN STORIES AND INSPIRE CHANGE.”

Commonwealth Parliament, UK


“WITH A KEEN EYE, A MASTERFUL USE OF COLOR, AND A KNACK FOR PORTRAITURE THAT CAPTURES THE HUMAN SPIRIT, LISA HAS GARNERED WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM BOTH IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORLD AND ON THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN STAGE.”

Jen Harlan, Resource Magazine


“THE AUDIENCE WAS SPELLBOUND BY THE STORIES, AND IMAGES OF HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHER LISA KRISTINE. LISA’S PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MESMERISING.”

Sarah Lazarus, South China Morning Post


“LISA TRAVELED THE WORK PHOTOGRAPHING SLAVES AND PRESENTED HAUNTINGLY MEMORABLE IMAGES.”

Joshua Kors, Investigative Reporter, Huffington Post


“LISA’S WORK IS THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHY I’VE EVER SEEN. NOT ONLY IS IT SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL, BUT THERE IS A HUMANITY IN HER WORK THAT IS PROFOUND.”

Anne Archer, Actor and Activist


“LISA’S IMAGES INVITE US TO DRINK IN THE HARMONIOUS AND MYSTICAL BEAUTY OF OUR WORLD.”

Cammie Finch, My Modern Met


“THIS BODY OF WORK IS A RESOUNDING DECLARATION OF FAITH IN THE LIVING SPIRIT OF HUMANITY AND A REMINDER THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE. LET THIS BE A CATALYST.”

Pat Mitchell, Media Leader, TEDWomen


“LISA’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUMANITY UNDERSCORE THE BEAUTY AND DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON. UNFLINCHING AND RIVETING, THEY SEAR INTO YOUR MEMORY AND DEMAND THAT YOU PAY ATTENTION.”

Helen Garret, FMR Special Projects Director, Amnesty International


“WHEN PEOPLE DESCRIBE PHOTOGRAPHER LISA KRISTINE, TWO WORDS INVARIABLY SURFACE: COMPASSION AND HUMILITY.”

Marilyn Jones, Christian Science Monitor


“LISA INVITES EACH OF US A HUMANS TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THOSE WHOM WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND—IN A SETTING THAT DOES NOT DIMINISH OUR DIFFERENCES. IN THOSE DIFFERENCES WE FIND THE ROOTS OF OUR UNITY.”

Paul Oppenheimer, Philosopher


“THE EXPERIENCE OF THE RESULTING IMAGES IS EMBLEMATIC IN MANY WAYS OF HOW AND WHY LISA DOES HER WORK. WHEN VIEWERS LOOK AT HER PHOTOS, SHE WANT THEM TO LEARN—ABOUT DISTANT LANDS, DIVERSE CULTURES, ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION AND SPIRIT.

Deblina Chakraborty, Professional Photographer Magazine


“LISA IS A MODERN DAY ABOLITIONIST WHOSE WORK MOVES BEYOND THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY TO HIGHLIGHT PEOPLE’S COMMON HUMANITY.”

Terri Lee Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum


“LISA’S WORK INSPIRES UNITY AND HAS SOLD THROUGH CHRISTIE’S AUCTION HOUSE IN NEW YORK FOR THE UNITED NATIONS.”

Steve Simmons, View Camera Magazine


“BEST KNOWN FOR HER SATURATED USE OF COLOR, LISA’S STRIKING IMAGES AIM TO ‘IDENTIFY THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN DIGNITY IN ALL OF US.’ HER POWERFUL SHOTS ARE DESIGNED TO RESONATE AND STIR COMPASSION.”

Caroline McGuire, The Daily Mail


“AS IN ANY PROFESSION, THERE ARE FEW INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TRUE MASTERS. LISA KRISTINE IS ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO, THROUGH HER PHOTOGRAPHS, EVOKES THE DEEPEST OF OUR EMOTIONS BY TRANSPORTING US TO A DIFFERENT PLACE AND TIME SO THAT AT A VISCERAL LEVEL WE ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT WE ARE SEEING. IT IS THIS EXPERIENCE OF ‘STANDING IN THE SHOES OF ANOTHER” THAT MAKES US REALIZE THAT REGARDLESS OF OUR DIFFERENCES, FUNDAMENTALLY WE ARE ONE.”

James R. Doty, M.d., Senior Advisor, The Council of the Parliaments of the World’s Religions


“LISA KRISTINE’S POWERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS STIR THE SOUL.”

Clarence G. Newsome, Ph.D. President, NURF Museum


“LISA IS A TRUE HUMANITARIAN AND VISUAL STORYTELLER WHO BEARS WITNESS TO THE WORLD WITH INNATE CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND UNPARALLELED TENDERNESS.”

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, National Geographic Explorer


“LISA’S IMAGES ARE SO EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL AND ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATINGLY HEARTBREAKING. IT’S THROUGH THE WORK OF PEOPLE LIKE LISA KRISTINE THAT THE WORLD GETS TO SEE THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON AROUND THE GLOBE.”

Gillian Anderson, Actor and Activist


“ALTHOUGH LISA’S PHOTOGRAPHS DISPLAY PEOPLE AND PLACES FROM DIFFERENT CORNERS OF THE GLOBE, SHE MANAGES TO SHOW US OUR CONNECTEDNESS. HER STUNNING IMAGES HAVE THE POWER TO TOUCH OUR HEARTS AND HELP US CARE ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY AS A WHOLE.”

Victor Chan, Founder, Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education


“FOR LISA, PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ONLY A CAREER BUT ALSO A MEDIUM FOR RAISING AWARENESS OF SOCIAL ISSUES.”

The Weather Channel


“THE IMAGES LISA BROUGHT BACK STUNNED THE WORLD.”

Meredith May, The San Francisco Chronicle


“LISA’S IMAGES ARE SEARING, THOUGHT PROVOKING, PROVIDING A RESPECTFUL WAY INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS. A PHOTOGRAPH HAS NEVER GOTTEN INTO MY PSYCHE LIKE THAT AND IT’S A TESTAMENT TO THE POWER OF LISA’S WORK.

Lorna Donaldson, Skoll World Forum


“LISA’S POWERFUL WORK IS LIBERATING, BOTH TO THOSE IN SLAVERY AND TO THE REST OF US.”

Kevin Bales, Lead Author, Global Slavery Index


“LISA’S WORK CALLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ONCE AND FOR ALL TIMES RISE UP AGAINST THE INHUMANITY OF SLAVERY. SHE HAS CAPTURED THE TREMENDOUS BEAUTY OF THE HUMAN FACES OF THOSE ENSLAVED AND THE UGLY RESULTS OF THE DEAFENING SILENCE OF THE MASSES OF HUMANITY. WE MUST SEE LISA’S WORK AND WE MUST HEAR THE CRIES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO FACES SHE PRESENTS TO US.”

Michael A. Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union 2009-2013


“LISA’S WORK PERMEATES MYRIAD LAYERS. WHETHER UNVEILING STORES OF THOSE WHO BECOME ENSLAVED, LISA BRINGS A RARE FORM OF COMPASSION WITH HER IMAGES.”

Gary Haugen, President & CEO of International Justice Mission


“WITH COMPASSION YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO BEYOND THE FEAR OF LOSING THINGS. LISA KRISTINE’S WORK ABANDONS FEAR OF LOSING.”

Sr. Chan Khong, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Plum Village


“I BELIEVE THAT WE, THE AUDIENCE, ARE IN EQUAL PARTS AS CAPTURED BY THE BEAUTY OF OUR DIFFERENCES IN THESE GLORIOUS IMAGES BY LISA KRISTINE AS WE ARE BY THE RECOGNITION THAT BENEATH OUR CULTURAL AND PERSONAL DISTINCTIONS, WE ARE THE SAME. SURELY THIS REALIZATION CONNECTS US TO PEACE.”

Darlene Markovich, President & Executive Director, The Dalai Lama Foundation


“FEW ARTISTS KNOW HOW TO CAPTURE THE DIVERSITY AND DIGNITY OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. LISA’S PORTRAITS EXQUISITELY CONVEY THEIR SILENCED MESSAGES.”

Cosette Thompson, Former Western Regional Director , Amnesty International, USA


“LISA’S SENSITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PORTRAYAL OF ISOLATED AND DISTANT PEOPLES HELPS US BETTER APPRECIATE THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORLD. SH CAPTURES THE SHEER BEAUTY OF THE DIFFERENCES IN PEOPLE AND PLACES AND ALLOWS US TO COMPREHEND THE SHARED NATURE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION: ITS HOPE, ITS JOY AND ITS COMPLEXITY.

John C. Sweeney, Former Director of the United Nations, New York


“TO LOOK AT LISA’S BODY OF WORK IS TO PEEL BACK THE LENS OF MODERNITY AND PEEK AT THE PLACES, PEOPLE AND WAYS OF LIFE THAT EXIST IN COMPLETE CONTRAST TO TODAY’S CIVILIZATION.”

Laura Brauer, Rangefinder Magazine


“LISA CAPTURES STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND THOUGHT PROVOKING IMAGES. WHEN COMBINED WITH HER EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY HER LOVE OF HUMANITY AND PASSION FOR LIFE SHINE THROUGH EVERY ON OF HER VISUAL EXPERIENCES.”

Bob Jacobs, U.S. Representative, Ilford Imaging


“AS LISA INTRODUCES THE WORLD TO ME THROUGH HER ELEGANT PHOTOGRAPHS, I CANNOT HELP BUT EQUATE HER WORK WITH THE ESSENCE OF ZEN. LISA HAS DEVELOPED HER CRAFT TO A POINT OF MASTERY.

Gene Lee, Former Regional Manager, Calumet Photographic


“LISA’S WORK MAINTAINS A FIERCE SENSE OF DEPTH. SHE CAPTURES THE DIGNITY OF DISTANT PEOPLES AND THE EXPANSIVE BEAUTY OF THE NATURAL WORLD.”

Paul Sutherland, Spirituality and Health


“IN REVIEWING THE WORLD’S MOST HUMANISTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS, I AM DRAWN IRRESISTIBLY TO THE COLLABORATION AND RARE INTIMACY WITHIN LISA KRISTINE’S IMAGES.”

Tony Balis, The Humanity Initiatives