World renown photographer Lisa Kristine, in partnership with Free the Slaves, has produced a groundbreaking work of art: ‘Slavery’, a book of photographs depicting modern-day slavery. For this project, Lisa visited Free the Slaves’ partner organizations in India, Nepal and Ghana to document the frontlines of slavery: the people embroiled in it, and survivors who are now free.
Experience has shown us that the true leaders of the anti-slavery movement are people who have lived through it. Lisa’s photographs show the resilience and power of inside the men, women and children who endure the worst kinds of exploitation. The forward of ‘Slavery’ was written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Free the Slaves International Advisor. Father Tutu writes:
“Slavery flourishes… when we let ourselves believe that men, women and children held in bondage are somehow different from us. Less human. The photos within this book make it impossible to fool ourselves. We are not so different. We all want lives of dignity. We all want our children to be safe and to thrive. Look at the faces in Lisa Kristine’s photographs. People forced to do backbreaking work and endure mind-numbing pain. Then look closer, we can see the hope that is often beaten and buried, but almost never beyond reach…
Because we are interconnected we can see our own dreams and desires in the lives of those gracing these pages.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to Free the Slaves. Click on the image above to buy the book today!
For a signed, deluxe version of Slavery, which comes in a special clamshell and includes a 9 x 14 inch limited edition photograph by Lisa Kristine, go to LisaKristine.com, or call 707.938.3860.
“After witnessing the atrocities of slavery first hand durning this project, I am all the more inspired to aid Free the Slaves in their mission. Their dedication to the sustainable freedom of all is inspiring, igniting and motivating.”—Lisa Kristine