Lisa Kristine – Chronicler of twenty-first century slavery

In response to my blog on Alf Kumalo, who photo-chronicled apartheid, reader Rajan shared with us the remarkable work of fine art photographer Lisa Kristine who has made it her work to chronicle modern slavery.  This is in the finest tradition of photojournalism and photoessay.  Like Kumalo, Kristine is compelled do do this work at great personal risk.  There is a video of her lecturing on this human tragedy, which is illustrated by her beautiful photographs that documents both the horror of what she has witnessed and the fundamental dignity of human hope in the midst of total dispair.  I really should not say any more, but let her work speak for itself.  Watch this video and visit her website.

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