Lisa Kristine uses photography to expose deeply human stories.

Why you should listen

Lisa Kristine took an early interest in anthropology and 19th-century photographic printing techniques -- passions that have since predominated her work. In 1999, and again in 2000, she presented her photography at the State of the World Forum. In 2003, she published her first book, A Human Thread, capturing and "intimate and honest portrait of humanity." In 2007, her second book, This Moment, won the bronze metal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards. She also produced two documentary films to accompany each book -- exposing her techniques and the stories behind her photographs. In 2010, Kristine travelled the world in collaboration with Free the Slaves to document the harrowing lives of the enslaved. Slavery was published in 2010.

What others say

"Lisa Kristine’s sensitive and beautiful portrayal of isolated and distant peoples helps us to better appreciate the diversity of the world. She 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, Director of the United Nations

Lisa Kristine’s TED talks

Quotes from Lisa Kristine

There are more than 27 million people enslaved in the world today — that's double the amount of people taken from Africa during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Lisa Kristine
TEDxMaui • 1.6M views Aug 2012
Courageous, Jaw-dropping