Photos of modern day slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images miners in Congo and brick layers in Nepal, illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide.

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. Her book ‘Slavery‘ was published in 2010.